As an experiment, I decided to ask Google to remove all my contributions to the Google Maps Local Guides scheme. For those of you not aware, Google Maps uses volunteers to improve maps. And we do a lot. They have gamified the process, which makes me a Level 9 guide (of 10 levels) thanks to… Continue reading Here is your first class action suite for GDPR (and why it is stupid)
This is a coup! How does Europe get the right to tell the internet what to do?
As the world watches him flip flop over major topics like migrant families and trade war threats, I have to grant Donald Trump a point. Take all the nasty stuff he said about China on the campaign trail (before he started sucking up to Asian dictators) and apply it to the European Union. Obviously GDPR… Continue reading This is a coup! How does Europe get the right to tell the internet what to do?
GDPR is so stupid it is scary
I can picture the scene. Some EU bureaucrat, on his low tech EU email client, had to go through the EU complicated way of reporting yet another viagra spam email. “This has to stop!” he righteously complained loudly to other EU bureaucrats twiddling their thumbs. “I cannot receive that email I need from Nigeria because… Continue reading GDPR is so stupid it is scary
Censorship, Greek style
With oligarchy, a few power took power and so all poets lived in fear. It became impossible to openly make fun of anyone, they could take you to court. Eupolis criticized Alcibiades in his work “Batpae” and decided to drown him in the sea. This created even more fear in poets as “Baptae” means “Bathers”.… Continue reading Censorship, Greek style