Again and again, so-called journalists in big media outlets exaggerate or even outright invent stories to scare or outrage the public. The audience just buys it wholesale and never notices when, a day or two later, it all turns out to be complete bullshit. Today's example: Ivermectin.
The US President says it's likely that hacker attacks will lead to a real war and that is something that scares me a lot.
YouTube blocked one of my episodes, insulting my professional reputation and claiming that I was spreading misinformation about SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. They later admitted they were wrong, but refuse to tell me how such an egregious mistake can happen. Let's examine what behaviour like this means for freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
The EU copyright reform is now in effect in all member countries and with it comes the horrible idea of upload filters. Let's discuss why this is bad for journalism, already very much on its last legs, and free speech in general.
Third-party cookies are on the way out and Google says it has found a privacy preserving way of replacing them, using a technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts. Is such a thing even possible? And what are the potential problems we, as web users, are facing here?
An update on the Danish intelligence scandal, Google's plans to learn all about the things you get up to in hotel rooms and how to find out if your favourite podcast is tracking your listening habits.
Current research suggests that my initial hunch was correct: Measuring distances between phones via Bluetooth signals doesn't work well. If at all.
Yesterday, Germany launched its coronavirus tracing app. I discuss how the app was tested and why it was launched so soon after having been finished.
Taking a close look at the source code of Germany's contact tracing app, which was recently published by SAP and associated developers.
SAP has released the first bits of source code for the German coronavirus tracing app. In the meantime, the public is being distracted to get mad at anything but the actual causes of their problems.