Who is taming the tech companies

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues the truth, about the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and illustrates the nuances and complexities posed by their emergence, and explains a disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, tax regulation and often encouraging…

Dating Revolution: The world has never been more connected, or more alone

Funny memoir about sex, dating, and relationships in the digital age, intertwined with investigation into the challenges to love and intimacy wrought by dating apps by 49-yar-old famed Vanity Fair writer and New York Times-bestselling author Nancy Jo Sales asks who to blame for the modern dating malaise:tech companies. Jo Sales award-winning journalist and single…

Hidden cost of AI from privacy, equality, and freedom

Ever wondered what happens when artificial intelligence is shaping our understanding of ourselves, our societies and saturates our political life and depletes our planet? Dr Kate Crawford, senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research, co-founder and director of research at the  AI Now Institute at NYU, a visiting professor at the  MIT Center for Civic Media,…

NHS England written to Instagram for promoting unlicensed Apetamin

NHS England had urged Instagram to clamp down on accounts selling Apetamin, an unlicensed “ dangerous” drug especially targeted at younger women and girls. Doctors say misuse of the appetite stimulant can cause severe fatigue, jaundice and even liver failure. Social media influencers promoted Apetamin as a quick way to gain weight and develop an…

Geography of Inequality from Seattle to Baltimore – Winner and loser cities

Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment: Winning and losing in one-click America, highlights with empathy and breadth, what drives economic populism and the division between a sliver of the professional-managerial elite in winner-takes-all cities and everyone else, also the hidden human costs of other inequality not the growing gap between the rich and poor, but the gap between…

Beijing has more billionaires than the Big Apple.

According to Forbes’ Annual rich list, Beijing now has more billionaires than any other city in the world, with 33 billionaires last year now leaping to 100 beating New York which has 99, who had held the top ranking for seven years. China’s successful containment of Covid-19 and its e-commerce boom, expansion of its technology…

Russian diplomats exit out of North Korea by hand-pushed trolley

  A group of eight Russian diplomats and their families made an unusual exit out of North Korea across the border by initially traveling by train and bus before pushing themselves across the Russian border for about 0.6 miles (1km) over train tracks. North Korea has blocked most passenger transport to limit the virus spread,…

Be smart and human  and what you might create

  In the world of geeks,  for decades  two competing tribes of artificial intelligence experts have been furiously dueling with each other in research labs and conference halls around the world, with mathematical models and computer codes. The connectionist tribe believes that computers can learn behaviour in the same way as humans do, by processing …

“Facebook has re-friended Australia,”

Facebook has restored news for Wizards of Oz. Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia, after it blocked news to Australians on its platform since last Thursday, amid a dispute over a proposed law that would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content. Australian treasurer Josh…

Facebook flexing their muscle on Australia

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government will not be intimidated by Facebook blocking news feeds to Australian users and described the move to “ Unfriend Australia” as arrogant and disappointing. Facebook is responding to a proposed law that would make tech giants pay for news content on their platforms Australians on…