MadHATTERs Weekly is taking some time out. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 26 August 2020

Nearly four years ago in Nov 2016, MadHATTERs was born. Launched as HATs went public for the first time ­– the first 500 HAT accounts were deployed into the world that day. What a long way we’ve…


The most private of our personal data and its economic value. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 12 August 2020

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Alarm bells rang last week when Blackstone announced its acquisition of Ancestry.com. Lots of speculation about why the private equity giant wants to sink good…


Calling for antitrust laws that are fit for the digital age. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 5 August 2020

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Meaningful regulation was one of the main takeaways from last week’s theatrics aka the Big Tech antitrust hearings. In closing Wednesday’s over-five-hours-long session, subcommittee chair…


All eyes will be on this week’s high-profile antitrust hearing. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 29 July 2020

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Wednesday: big day for Big Tech as their head honchos face the US House Judiciary Committee. The much-anticipated antitrust hearing is the first time that four…


Striking down the EU-US Privacy Shield and what it means. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 22 July 2020

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America’s data protections just don’t cut it anymore for Europe. So the EU’s Court of Justice has struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield, described as one…


Machine learning helps when we’re drowning in data but proactive AI ethics is needed. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 15 July 2020

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A UNESCO-backed collaboration is turning to AI to help policymakers beat COVID-19. Launched last week, the Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against Covid-19…


Google and Facebook’s dominance of the digital ad market is worrisome. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 8 July 2020

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Google and Facebook are too powerful in the digital ad market, so the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) wants to force competition. Make personalised…


Pressure continues to build on how digital platforms handle content. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 1 July 2020

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Time to get tough with the ‘pandemic of misinformation’ that’s corroding democracy. So says the UK Parliament’s Democracy and Digital Technologies committee as it calls for…


Binning UK’s contact-tracing app and the need for credible efforts. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 24 June 2020

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So the UK’s finally ditched its centralised contact-tracing app. This wouldn’t have surprised those following its protracted progress involving a troubled trial on the Isle of…


What Big Tech’s facial recognition U-turn means. The MadHATTERs Editorial, 16 June 2020

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It only took mass protests against racism and police brutality for Big Tech to finally step back from facial recognition. IBM shook things up last week by saying it’ll…

Leila Trilby

Leila is the Editor-in-Chief of the MadHATTERs Weekly, a magazine for the Hub of All Things about personal data and digital empowerment. www.hubofallthings.com

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