Assange and Due Process

Despite having broken the law, Julian Assange ‘did the right thing’ by revealing, or rather, facilitating the revelation, of government abuses and atrocities. This is, in a nutshell, the rationale behind the call for his release vocally asked by activists and (last minute) free speech defenders. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “Assange and Due Process”

Does National Security reshape Internet Governance?

The DNS4EU project – a European DNS resolver – discreetly continues to develop. Depending on one’s perspective, it is a tool for the Union’s technological independence or centralised citizens’ control. Either way, it represents a caesura in the global Internet governance chain. The speech by Andrea Monti, Professor of Digital Law in the Master’s degree course in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara Initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “Does National Security reshape Internet Governance?”

On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)

I overheard people laughing at ridiculous things and reminded them of one of the principles of our rule. And as the psalmist says, if the monk must abstain from good speech because of his vow of silence, all the more reason why he must avoid lousy speech. And as there are bad speeches, there are bad images. And these are those that lie about the form of creation and show the world in the opposite of what it should be, has always been and will always be forever and ever until the consummation of time. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)”

Pandemic, War and the (il)logic of ‘methink’

Polarisation of positions, opinions formulated by ‘experts’ with no real qualifications or by people who have never dealt with a particular subject but who speak out anyway, the need to generate traffic to support the monetisation of content, a paroxysmal search for visibility at any cost, influencers’ self-referentiality pushed to the extreme, ‘moral’ indignation that prevails over the law and the principles of law… It sounds like the umpteenth indictment against the destabilising effects caused by social networks. However, in reality, it concerns the world of so-called ‘professional information, which has demonstrated macroscopically and definitively that it is affected by the same ills. By Andrea Monti – Abridged version of an article initially published in Italian by Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog

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Meta, intelligence and private data. Is it the birth of Technoneomedievalism?

The international order based on the Peace of Westphalia continues to yield to the pressures of a resurgent polycentricity of international powers described by the idea of Neo-Medievalism. However, the ubiquitous role of information technologies makes us wonder whether even this notion is not now obsolete and does not require to match the new interaction between public and private subjects. The East has already chosen. The opinion of Andrea Monti – Professor of Digital Law in the Degree Course in Digital Marketing – University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “Meta, intelligence and private data. Is it the birth of Technoneomedievalism?”