Google’s latest ad announcement sounds like a big win for privacy, but it may make practical outcomes worse for users, with little harm to Google.
Truly unlocking competition in tech means increasing interoperability; an absolutist approach to privacy is doing the exact opposite.
Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.
Google’s earnings were impressive, but the company should disclose even more. Meanwhile, the problem with following Apple’s lead on ATT is it’s anticompetitive.
A quick rumination on where Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were similar, and then an interview with Eric Seufert about mobile advertising and the dispute between Apple and Facebook.
Zooming in on Facebook’s earnings, and zooming out on the unfolding fight between Apple and Facebook and their chief executives.
Apple’s position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.
One more lesson from Dave Chappelle, this time about how the old order are all playing the same game. Apple seems to prefer that game, even if Facebook has helped them win at the new one.
The dispute between Facebook and the Ad Observatory are just as emblematic of the trade-offs between privacy and social responsibility as Clearview AI.