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 Discrimination Algorithms… PBI: #GoogleGestapo NEEDS a Massive Class Action Lawsuit!

Google and Anti Disinformation Lest anyone wonder what, exactly, Google is doing to fight disinformation on its platforms, the company has compiled that information in a white paper presented at the recent Munich Security Conference. Techspot tells us, “Google Presents Its Anti-Fake News System in Detail.” Reporter Greg Synek gives us the highlights; we learn:

Stephen E. Arnold: Is Google a Colonizing Force and Palantir Worried About a Demand by KT4 for Electronic Records?

Google: Just Like a Colonizing Force? Can a company cross over into the monetization methods of a country? I read “Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans Massive Expansion to Waterfront Vision” and formulated this company-country question. If accurate the Star’s report seems to outline a way for a commercial enterprise, based in the US, to monetize or …

Stephen E. Arnold: Google News is What Google Wants It To Be…. #GoogleGestapo

Google News: Not So Much News As Control and Passive Aggressive Offense I read “One Analyst’s Attempts to Demystify the Types of Traffic Google Sends Publishers.” The write up explains some of the clever ways Google manages its traffic and any related data linked to the traffic and content objects. To put it another way, …

Stephen E. Arnold: Google Translation – More Intelligent?

Google Translation: Getting More Intelligent? Translation has never been easier with AI and NLP tools. It is amazing for people who cannot speak foreign languages to communicate with the assistance of translation apps, like Google Translation. While there are many translation apps on the market, Google is by far the best free one. As with …

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 …