The future of social networks lies in simpler technology, not (just) in regulation, and definitely not in more complex technology.
We’re living in a digitally ass backwards age, where everything you do of commercial monetary value is retained, amazingly easy to recover and commercially mined at mind-boggling speed, but everything else — photos, an SMS, an email you sent to someone last week, the deed to your house — is lost in the muddle of that drive an inch or two from your finger tips.
Apple has quietly moved the goalposts again, this time to impose its own social login service on developers. It’s talking about giving users choice, and offering a more secure way of doing what Facebook and Google have been doing for years, but is that all it’s about?
Reading through the documents released by the U.S. Judiciary Committee, I’m struck by how early we lost the war on walled gardens. I take a deeper dive and see where it all went wrong
Apple is behaving badly when it comes to how it bamboozles users into signing up for its services Music and TV+. It’s another example of what I call a “technopoly” — abusing its position in the ecosystem to change the rules when it applies to its own products and services.