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Issue 66

The regulated love regulations

In what should surprise none of you, Facebook is lobbying the European Union for regulations to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. Read on →

Delivered on 24 February 2020. About a 5 min read.


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Administration

New host, new back-end

Over the weekend I pushed two major changes to the website: Changed hosts from Ramnode to Digital Ocean.Migrated the back-end from Craft to Ghost.I'm not going to dwell on the first point. Ramnode has been great but I wanted Finely Balanced to have its own server rather than Read on →

Posted on 22 February 2020. About a 3 min read.


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Issue 65

Everyone spies on everyone

Unless you've been living under a rock for the  past decade or think that governments actually have your interests at  heart, the 'revelations' last week that again confirmed the US, China  and Australia all spy on us should not have come as a shock. First, Australia. Remember that law that Read on →

Delivered on 17 February 2020. About a 6 min read.


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Issue 64

Why Libra failed

I might be jumping the gun a bit here (Libra  hasn't even launched yet!) but the writing is on the wall. Eight  founding institutions have now withdrawn from Facebook's Libra  Association, with the Financial Times running an article last week detailing why Mastercard officially pulled out (for those unfamiliar with Read on →

Delivered on 11 February 2020. About a 5 min read.


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Issue 63

Anti-Big Tech sentiment

In what should come as a surprise to no one, the United States government is trying to use anti-Big Tech sentiment to achieve its decade+ long goal of banning encryption: Remember,  CALEA makes it perfectly legal for providers of “information services”  (such as Apple and Facebook) to design encryption that Read on →

Delivered on 04 February 2020. About a 3 min read.