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Protecting Personal Information
Meta and the rights’commodification problem
The Social Network giant, after dropping NFT, is facing judicial actions in the Netherlands and Italy regarding privacy issues. At stake are Big Tech industrial model and the idea that rights are good that can be traded by Andrea Monti – initially published in Italian by Wired.it Continue reading “Meta and the rights’commodification problem”
Meta and VAT. It is about the time to decide if personal data are of economic value
It is twenty years too late for someone to realise that taxes should be paid on transactions based on data. But the real issues are the ownership of (or on) information and the urgency to stop believing in ‘digital’ and ‘cyberspace’ by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian by Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog. Continue reading “Meta and VAT. It is about the time to decide if personal data are of economic value”
This is how Japan wants to become a Global Power
A privileged alliance with the United States and the United Kingdom, a technological partnership and an increase in deterrence capacity are the three pillars of Japan’s new national security doctrine, in which the EU as such does not play an important role, except for a marginal Italian presence. by Andrea Monti – Adjunct Professor of Digital Law at the Master of Digital Marketing, University of Chieti-Pescara – initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “This is how Japan wants to become a Global Power“
ChatGPT and Knowledge Loss
ChatGPT is yet another ‘trend’ that, like blockchain, NFT and their offspings, will sooner or later disappear from the headlines (and from the professional qualifications of the ‘experts’). Meanwhile, warnings of millenarians, Luddites, Canutes and catastrophists are multiplying, never missing an opportunity to predict the ‘dangers to privacy’, the job losses caused by the use of AI to produce editorial content, studies and research, and the ‘bias’ that will lead AI to utter inappropriate ‘oracles’ or not in line with the politically correct. Then there are the heirs of Eliza’s ‘patients’, the software that in the 1960s imitated a psychotherapist of the Rogerian school, who ask ChatGPT existential questions and are amazed by the answers, and the plagiarists who, in arts and in the workplace, take advantage of these platforms by claiming as their own the results of the automated processing of a topic (be it text, images or sounds) by Andrea Monti – Initially published by Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog. Continue reading “ChatGPT and Knowledge Loss”
Are US Hunt Forward operations the Trojan horse for spying on EU networks?
On 15th January, the French newspaper Le Monde published an article highlighting the French confusion about the “Hunt Forward Operation” (HFO), i.e. the active search (and therefore “hunt”) for persons or software that have infiltrated a network to commit illegal actions or “cause damage”. Initially launched in Ukraine in early 2022 to counter hostile actions attributed to Russia, HFOs have also been carried out in EU countries such as Lithuania and Croatia by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog. Continue reading “Are US Hunt Forward operations the Trojan horse for spying on EU networks?”