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Podcast Episode 10 – Open and Closed – 21st March 2021

< 1 min read — In this week’s episode of the podcast, Nicklas and I tease out what we mean when we talk about ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ models for the internet. We discuss web vs internet protocols, app stores, ‘walled garden’ services, government imposed restrictions and more!

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Regulate.Tech Podcast Update – 7th March 2021

< 1 min read — I have been recording a podcast with Nicklas Berild Lundblad since the start of this year and we have produced 7 episodes covering topics like platform responsibility, misinformation, splinternets, and privacy. For our most recent episode, we thought it might be helpful to do something different and talk through…

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Hosni Mubarak – My Part In His Downfall – 25th January 2021

10 min read — Today is the 10th anniversary of the start of massive protests in Egypt that led to the removal of their autocratic leader, Hosni Mubarak. These protests came hot on the heels of demonstrations in Tunisia that had forced their President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power on January 14th…

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Angela Merkel, Donald Drumpf and the Filleted Feed – 19th Jan 2021

13 min read — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attracted a lot of (mostly favourable) attention for criticising the recent removal of Donald Trump’s social media accounts. As it is well known that she has strong political disagreements with the outgoing US President, her comments have been interpreted by some as a powerful argument…