Facebook’s Year Of Disgrace Here are 29 ways the “move fast and break things” jerk-offs soiled our lives in 2019. Source: The Ad Contrarian: Facebook’s Year Of Disgrace This was just 2019, and I’m recording it here to move it from a bookmark in my news reader so that I have it for reference.
The ideal combination is the group of founders who are “living in the future” in the sense of being at the leading edge of some kind of change, and who are building something they themselves want. Most super-successful startups are of this type. Steve Wozniak wanted a computer. Mark Zuckerberg wanted to engage online with… Read More »
It’s incredibly scary that Google’s moderation bots can be a single point of failure for a business employing 20+ people. Source: Not completely related to personal accounts being banned, but something that hap… | Hacker News When you’re starting a business now, you simply have to factor this possibility into the plan. How are you… Read More »
Of course, there is still a long way to go before any of the report’s recommendations become a reality. Even within the committee, there is not unanimity, with some Republican members expressing concerns over breaking up companies in particular. Republicans will also be more ideologically opposed to adding regulations or removing companies’ ability to arbitrate… Read More »
Google has built a complete monopoly on search. Amazon uses the sales data of its resellers to continuously expand and solidify market dominance. Facebook copies the competitors that they can’t bully into being bought to keep their dominant market position. Apple is partying in antitrust land forcing its competitors to hand out 30% of its… Read More »
At this point in our glorious capitalistic society, it’s the companies who are running the country, and they’ve got us by the short hairs. Who could have guessed, even 25 years ago, that the American public would literally fall over themselves letting companies track everything they do — and therefore surmise our thoughts — in… Read More »
A few weeks ago, U.S. Attorney General William Barr joined his counterparts from the U.K. and Australia to publish an open letter addressed to Facebook. The Barr letter represents the latest salvo … Source: Can end-to-end encrypted systems detect child sexual abuse imagery? I’ve argued that FAANG companies can continuously scan their networks for garbage,… Read More »