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Why regulating Google and Facebook would be wrong… and dangerous

Salvador Baille

On May 6th The Economist published an articles with the suggestive title «The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data».  The article explains an old mantra: A handful of companies – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft… – are accumulating extreme wealth by means of the data they get from the users of their products.

The novelty resides, however, in the argumentation of the article. The newspaper defends the need of limiting the hegemony of those internet giants over the data they have worked so hard to access, analyze, refine and utilize. The Economist argues that those very companies should therefore be regulated. Two possibilities are proposed:

  • The break up of the internet giants into smaller companies (mini Googles, mini Facebooks, mini Amazons etc.). Here the precedent is the break up of Standard Oil (and for us that have IT and Telecom at heart, AT&T)
  • To force those companies to open their vaults and…

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Seminar: Lær av indieforfatterne – gi ut egen bok

Indie forfatter / writer = independent writer.

TRUDE HELEN HOLE

I dag skal jeg holde foredrag på Litteraturhuset om hvordan skrive bøker og det å være Indieforfatter. «Vi er glade for å offentliggjøre at seminaret vil bli sparket i gang av denne kule dama, Trude Helén Hole! Hole har utgitt flere bøker på eget forlag og er i tillegg bok-, film- og vinanmelder. Her kan vi vente oss både morsomme og friske uttalelser. Kom og hør fra en Norges første indieforfattere om hvordan det er å «gå indie», skriver arrangøren på sine hjemmesider – så da får jeg vel være litt kul og morsom i dag, da 😉

Seminarbilde 2017

Ordet indie betyr independent. En Indieforfatter er altså en uavhengig forfatter. Du operer da uten forlag og håndterer alle funksjonene selv. Du er din egen sjef fra A til Å og bestemmer fremdrift, pris, tilbud, markedsføring og kampanjer etc selv. Publiserer du direkte som ebok kan du tjene 70% av bokens pris og…

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Jimmy Dore Show: «Reporter Actually In S-Y-R-I-A Exposes Media Lies About Everything «

In Gaza

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Very pleased to have been on Jimmy Dore’s show. I have a lot of respect for Jimmy, unabashedly speaking truth on Syria and many other issues–in fact, he has paid a price with Youtube demonetizing his videos. [On that note, how you can support his work:
▶Become a PATRON▶  https://www.patreon.com/jimmydore]


May 4, 2017, The Jimmy Dore Show

RELATED LINKS:

-This reporter, who actually was in Syria, exposes media lies about everything (Video), Alex Christoforou, May 5, 2017, The Duran

-Western corporate media ‘disappears’ over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors, Eva Bartlett, Aug 14, 2016, SOTT.net

-Aleppo: How US & Saudi-Backed Rebels Target ‘Every Syrian’, Eva Bartlett, Nov 29, 2016,  MintPress News

-“Zeinab, she was forced to watch the massacre of 116 children”–Vanessa Beeley on Terrorists’ Massacre of Foua Kafraya civilians, In Gaza

-The Guardian view on Aleppo: More Western lies about Syria, Eva Bartlett, Sep 8, 2016, SOTT.net

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Alliance of Convenience: Why Israel Supports ISIS? (Syriana Analysis)

In Gaza

Apr 29, 2017, Syriana Analysis

Since the beginning of the war in Syria, Israel took the opportunity to pursue its strategic interests in the neighboring country, by tacitly and sometimes publicly allying itself with Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Syriana Analysis addresses the recent bombings of Israel and US on Syria, elaborating the geopolitical goals behind these strikes.

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Related: «Syria Lambasting Israel for Aiding ISIL»

Apr 20, 2017, Nizar Abboud:

«At the UN Security Council the Syrian delegate, Bashar Al-Jafari attacks Israel’s help to terrorist group, including ISIL in Syria.»

~Excerpts of what Ambassador Bashar al-Ja’afari stated:

«…it’s a very dubious silence that we meet here in the council regarding Israeli policies and practices. This is what has encouraged Israel to continue its practice of occupation and settlement building. It’s also why Israel has violated the plan of disengagement regarding the Golan and all issues related to combating terrorism.

It’s…

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Mannen til din venninne er utro – ville du sagt det til henne?

Ja. Jo, forlang ærlighet til alle rundt deg.

TRUDE HELEN HOLE

Du får høre fra en av dine beste venninner at hun omsider har møtt drømmemannen. Hun er virkelig betatt, og mener at det denne gangen «is something for real». Han er alt hun ønsker seg. Den eneste haken er at han er gift. Hørt den før?

Han har fortalt min venninne en del om «forholdet» med kona, at han ikke kan gå fra henne riktig ennå, de har vært sammen så lenge og har så mye historie sammen, men at det er planen. Hørt den før? Jeg får vite at de dater de romantiske dater og at han har invitert min venninne på romantisk ferie. Det er da jeg bli irritert. Jeg sier:

-Akkurat, så du stoler på en råtten fyr som er utro mot konen sin? Hun som han har vært sammen med i over 20 år? Så du ønsker altså å være nummer to i rekken? Den som skal…

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5 Reasons Marine Le Pen can win the French election against Macron.

A Frog in the Fjord

b088f7c4-978b-11e5-9228-87e603d47bdc Le Pen, Trump and Putin riding their Knight horses. Credits for the picture: The Financial Times.

Tonight the results of the French Presidential election were made public: Emmanuel Macron, the head of the center-right party En March!, and Marine Le Pen, head of the National Front (far-right and nationalist) are both qualified for the second round with respectively over 23% and 21% of the votes.

Many voters including myself are relieved to see that a candidate as moderate as Macron will be in the second round against Le Pen. Macron was not my favourite, but he is a moderate, and avoiding us a nightmare second round with Fillon vs. Le Pen. Right after the results of the first round were made public, Macron received support from most of the losing candidates who called their voters to vote for him against Le Pen.

A young head of State, liberal, leading the reforms France…

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«Zeinab, she was forced to watch the massacre of 116 children»–Vanessa Beeley on Terrorists’ Massacre of Foua Kafraya civilians

In Gaza

Apr 21, 2017, UK Column News
 

21st Century Wire’s Vanessa Beeley speaks to Mike Robinson about the recent murder of children enticed off a bus with the promise of food. This was the most obscene war crime and brings the conflict in Syria to a new low.

At the centre of it all are Boris Johnson sponsored White Helmets. Please share this video, and with a general election in the UK, ask some hard questions of all prospective MPs.

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RASHIDEEN MASSACRE: Children Lured to their Slaughter by NATO State Terrorists

21st Century Wire says…

On April 15th 2017, the people of Kafarya and Foua were attacked, their children mown down deliberately, by a suicide bomb or expolosive detonation, that targeted these innocent children who had been lured to their deaths by NATO and Gulf state terrorists, including Ahrar al Sham and Nusra Front (Al Qaeda). Mothers…

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