Category Archives: Law

Open Word—The Podcasting Story

Nobody is going to own podcasting. By that I mean nobody is going to trap it in a silo. Apple tried, first with its podcasting feature in iTunes, and again with its Podcasts app. Others have tried as well. None … Continue reading

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The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.

In Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking, @JuliaAngwin and @ProPublica unpack what the subhead says well already: “Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.” … Continue reading

Posted in adtech, advertising, Business, Identity, Internet, Journalism, Law, marketing, privacy, problems, publishing, security | 5 Comments

Why fix a problem that doesn’t exist?

We all know what this symbol means: Two people are not allowed to share an iPad. Just kidding. It means the lavatory in the airplane is occupied. Also that it can be used by persons of either gender. Which gender you are … Continue reading

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The Data Bubble redux

This Post ran on my blog almost six years ago. I was wrong about the timing, but not about the turning: because it’s about to happen this month at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. More about that below … Continue reading

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Forever nine

This is for Christopher Baker. Chris was nine years old when a friend shot him through the head by mistake, using a gun the friend’s father kept for protection. Chris was a great kid: fun-loving, kind and athletic. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Life, Obituary, Personal | 7 Comments

Talking customer power and VRM

I’ll be on a webinar this morning talking with folks about The Intention Economy and the Rise in Customer Power. That link goes to my recent post about it on the blog of Modria, the VRM company hosting the event. … Continue reading

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The untold pirate radio story in New York

[Update, 4 June 2016—I’m attempting to listen right now to WFAN/101.9 and it’s obliterated by signals flanking it on 101.7 and 102.1. Maybe my tweet about it here will finally get some journalists interested in the topic.] The radio dial … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Business, Culture, Geography, Journalism, Law, radio, Strange stuff, Technology | 13 Comments

We can all make TV. Now what?

Look where Meerkat and Periscope point. I mean, historically. They vector toward a future where anybody anywhere can send live video out to the glowing rectangles of the world. If you’ve looked at the output of either, several things become clear … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Business, Culture, Fun, Future, Gear, history, Ideas, infrastructure, Internet, IoT, Law, Life, Links, Live Web, music, News, Photography, Politics, privacy, problems, Technology | 9 Comments

Listening to Serial? Remember the West Memphis Three.

On Saturday I invited Serial listeners to recall the Edgar Smith case. Smith got away, literally, with murder. He did it by convincing the media and the public (and to a lesser degree the courts) that he was innocent man, … Continue reading

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What do sites need from social login buttons?

Not want. Need. If a site has one of these… … what is the least information they need from the user? Seems to me that “social” login buttons like these are meant for the convenience of the user. But too often … Continue reading

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