Shaw may be pointing an accusatory finger at the Big Boy Table dominated by Bell, Telus, and Rogers…. but they’re only pointing from a short distance away, at the next table over
“From what I’ve learned,” Zuckerberg writes, “I believe we need new regulation in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.”
He’s right, but don’t let him “help.”
Reports say we care a lot about our personal data privacy but do almost nothing about it. This was described as a paradox… but is it?
I don’t think so.
Two interviews have hit my ears in the past few days, and I highly recommend them both: Nilay Patel interviews Shoshana Zuboff on Vergecast,and Sam Harris interviews Roger McNamee on the Making Sense podcast.
We already exist in a sphere where fear of copyright infringement leads to inhibition of content creation—so-called “copyright chill”—and regulations like these, even though they only mandate laws for EU countries, will make this chill worse.