Taking it slow here

I've decided to slow down and not write so much on this blog for a while. There's no problem, I've simply decided to focus my efforts on my work -- I've started a new company and it needs time. Part of this business is a new weekly (for now), free (for now) newsletter that focuses … Continue reading Taking it slow here

Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly – Los Angeles Times

Facebook has continued to allow advertisers to target users it believes are interested in topics such as “Joseph Goebbels,” “Josef Mengele” and “Heinrich Himmler," as well as neo-Nazi bands, despite promises to better police its ad platform. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-facebook-nazi-metal-ads-20190221-story.html This really is quite disturbing. 21 February 2019

Microsoft expands AccountGuard to 12 more countries in Europe

Microsoft's state-of-the-art cybersecurity service AccountGuard expands to 12 more European countries to help protect democratic processes from threats. — Read on blogs.microsoft.com/eupolicy/2019/02/20/accountguard-expands-to-europe/ It might be a Fancy Bear, but it has no place destabilising world peace... 20 February 2019, F.W.I

Regulation is coming

Tech giants ‘should not police themselves’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tech-giants-must-no-longer-be-left-to-police-themselves-argue-mps-dtd8bv5m6?shareToken=7ec89d1502a8e109662c905501e05f24 Incapable of being good citizens, Facebook is facing adult supervision to force them into behaving better. 18 February 2019, F.W.I

The British-Irish Dialect Quiz – The New York Times

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer 25 questions to see your own custom dialect map. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html Go on, play along 👍