2009 Arnold Google: The Digital Gutenberg

Robert Steele, the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, considers Stephen E. Arnold to be the single most professional analyst of emerging information technologies and their social meaning.  His “Google Triology” may well be the most significant body of work of practical significance not just to the information industry, but to civil liberties, capitalism, civil society, …

Stephen E. Arnold: Google’s $350 Billion Haircut

By Rick Webb at Medium. Google’s $350 Billion Haircut The math’s not pretty on digital advertising’s future revenues. That could mean a massive devaluation for both Google and Facebook.

Stephen E. Arnold: The Weaponization of Social Media — #GoogleGestapo

Quote to Note: Experts from UK Take a Look at US Social Media I read “Silicon Valley’s ‘Belated and Uncoordinated’ Efforts at Dealing with Russian Fake News Revealed.” The report was created by experts in the UK and leaded to the Washington Post. Here’s a quote which suggests the principal finding: “Social media have gone …

Stephen E. Arnold: French Replace Google with Qwant #GoogleGestapo Crumbling?

French Wash Out Google. Recruit Qwant Last year, we took note when the privacy-centric search engine Qwant, a French and German company, declared its intention to take on Google for internet search dominance. Now, The Sun reports, “France Declares War on Google as Military Replaces Search Engine with ‘Untrackable’ Qwant.” Apparently, officials feel their nation’s …

Stephen E. Arnold: The Post-Amazon Post-Google Wunderkind: Alon Halevy at Megagon

Megagon Labs BigGorilla is an open-source data integration and data preparation ecosystem (powered by Python) to enable data scientists to perform integration and analysis of data. And much more…

Stephen E. Arnold: Google is Dying

A Reasonable Assertion: Google Is Dying Nope, this is not the view in Harrod’s Creek. The idea that “Google Is Dying” comes from a write up in Vortex by Lauren, whom I assume is a real, living entity and not an avatar, construct, or VR thing. You can find the analysis at this link. I …

Stephen E. Arnold: #GoogleGestapo (Google) Sells Access to All Your Emails

Google: Privacy May Be a Relative Concept Google is concerned about its users privacy. It has options for users to turn off data sharing to protect their privacy. Google says it has these options…supposedly. Fortune shares how Google is breaking its privacy promises in the article, “Google Admits That It Lets Outside Services Share Your …

Stephen E. Arnold: Facebook Blocks Facebook Posts About Facebook’s Massive Security Breach — We Are Shocked (#GoogleGestapo)

Facebook: Interesting Real News Filtering We read “Facebook Users Unable to Post Story about Huge Facebook Hack on Facebook.” A real news outfit in London noticed that stories about Facebook’s most recent security lapse were not appearing on Facebook. Another real news outfit reported that some Facebook users saw this message: “Action Blocked: Our security …

Penguin: Open Source Starting Point for Post #GoogleGestapo Internet? (Designed by Tim Berners-Lee) UPDATE 1 Stephen E. Arnold Comments

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control …