Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Big Tech

US Representatives Add Digital Currencies to the 2021 Defense Bill

The United States government is preparing to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the latest bill includes a broad definition...

Big Tech Execs and Bitcoin: Skype Cofounder Keeps Personal Wealth in...

This week two well known tech executives revealed they have been dabbling in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In a recent interview, Skype cofounder...

Bitcoin Cash-Fueled Onchain Social Media Platform Memo Launches iOS App

Two years ago, an onchain social network called memo.cash was launched and the application has developed quite a bit since then. On Tuesday,...

What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to...

NYDFS proposals following the Twitter hack are a warning to everyone using centrally controlled "designated" platforms. Source link

What Happens if Big Tech Only Gets Bigger?

Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist, thinks Big Tech is only going to get bigger and more powerful. Source link

Zephyr Teachout: Take Back the Economy From Economists

Law professor Zephyr Teachout discusses the recent antitrust hearings, how power impacts privacy and the "parallel governments" that Big Tech has created. Source link...

Public Opinion Shifts on Big Tech and Privacy During Pandemic

In good news for contact tracing, attitudes to big tech companies are softening. But the shift may not be good for "privacy tech." Source...

Paypal Exits Libra – Mastercard and Visa May Follow

Facebook’s ambitious financial inclusion project, Libra, continues marching forward in spite of mountainous regulatory obstacles, but key members of the Libra Association are...

How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets...

Facebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing...