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Nevada legislation could allow billionaires to create local governments

You thought a Biden presidency would mean an end to America’s slow descent into a corporate dystopia? That’s adorable. In his January State of the State Address, governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak proposed a bill that would allow for the creation of ‘Innovation Zones’, in which firms would be able to exert powers comparable to […]

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Think the ‘track and trace’ app will save us? Think again

NHSX, the technology and data unit of the national health service, is testing a ‘track and trace’ app on the Isle of Wight this month in the hope that it could slow the spread of Covid-19 and ease lockdown measures. This centralised approach is the result of interesting speculation about balancing the app’s efficiency with privacy. […]

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The EU’s rocky relationship with American tech companies

“It’s total political crap.” In an interview with the Irish Independent, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not try to mask his anger. Just two days before, the European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager had announced a €13 billion fine for Apple Inc., declaring that the company had been given an unfair tax deal by […]