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Johnny Ryan
FRHistS. Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at . Author of 'A History of the Internet and the Digital Future' .
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OnThisDayTheIRA Jul 19
in 1987 the IRA murdered Thomas Hewitt, 21. Soldier shot in the head Belleek, Fermanagh. Only just arrived in area & leading a 7 man patrol on a familiarisation exercise when shot. He was in good form having phoned his wife that morning & learned she was pregnant
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Tommaso Valletti Jul 18
Killer acquisitions, acqui-hires, ... call them the way you want. But study them and scrutinise them! Far, far too many passed under the radar (almost all in fact). Daily chart: Calls to rein in the tech titans are getting louder via
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Matt Stoller Jul 17
Yesterday Amazon's Nate Sutton told the House Antitrust Committee that Amazon doesn't use such data to launch its own products. I guess we'll find out if he was telling the truth.
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Tommaso Valletti Jul 17
Following : "Can you be the umpire and have a team?". We have just opened an investigation into Amazon's business practices, in particular its use of data.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 17
Replying to @1Br0wn @BeterOpDeFiets
Whateves. Just as long as I get my Scooby snacks.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 16
Important statement
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Matt Stoller Jul 16
House Antitrust Committee Dems are quietly awesome.
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Matt Stoller Jul 16
Hahaha. asks why Facebook is moving on to new stuff without having fixed their earlier problems, other than boredom and Silicon Valley grandiosity. (He really said that!)
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Matt Stoller Jul 16
Senator puts her finger on a key problem. "The core issue here is trust." I mean also monopoly and financial crises, but yes, also trust.
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Matt Stoller Jul 16
Congress is starting to understand technology better than the clueless executives in Silicon Valley. Monopolists get stupider over time, and Congress is actually representing the people.
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Ravi Naik Jul 14
The trailer for the documentary on is here. Brilliant telling of the story of ’s quest for his data and ’s expose of the company. Out on 24 July - with some very interesting revelations...
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Lobbyist for IAB, whose members include Equifax, Facebook, etc. lobbies against privacy protections, and claims to know better than an ex publisher CEO what publishers need.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Replying to @vuildco
I would like to see them stick to standards, rather than lobbying against privacy protections.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Replying to @johnnyryan
Was Cambridge Analytica an IAB (US or UK) member? Anybody know?
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Lobbyist for IAB, whose members include Equifax, Facebook, etc. lobbies against privacy protections, and claims to know better than an ex publisher CEO what publishers need.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Replying to @donie @BraveSampson
Thanks . We will sort that out.
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Replying to @donie @BraveSampson
see above
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Not in those planes though. The Spirfires shown in that photo are from long after the Battle of Britain. They look like late model MK XIVs (1945) or MK XVIIIs (1946) (note the distinctive rear fuselage)
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Johnny Ryan Jul 11
Replying to @TheLal @Pagefair
Yes. I blew a whistle a few years ago while at , and initiated a series of formal complaints under the GDpR ten months ago. Things are only starting to move now.
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