Open access // by Evgeny Morozov (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, November 2020)
Neve Peric"It is necessary to look beyond the material infrastructure that underpins 5G to the intricate web of intellectual property rights that surrounds it. 5G is, above all, a *standard*. All networks and devices have to conform to its specifications."
More than 130 Canadian tech leaders are calling on the prime minister to create a prosperity plan because they say the country won't excel without support for innovators and the government has been slow to offer help.
Neve PericTech CEOs call for prosperity strategy in letter to Trudeau - BNN
The pandemic shook Ottawa out of business as usual. If we want to emerge from the pandemic stronger, we need to foster a culture of innovation in the federal government.
Neve Peric"The tragedy is that Canada has one of the best invention engines in the world, but we still haven’t built the transmission that reliably converts those inventions into robust economic activity. "
Great piece by @colindeacon
Facebook is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad targeting practices, setting up a fight with academics seeking to study the platform without the company’s permission.
A landmark News Media Canada report says companies such as Google and Facebook 'extract unfair terms from news publishers without offering fair compensation'
Neve Peric"the nature of the data-driven economy is such that it structurally breaks markets because it features economies of both scale and scope, information asymmetries; and, network effects which subvert both public good and fair market competition."