We need a full public service internet: state-owned infrastructure is just the start – Christian Fuchs

10 12 2019

The UK Labour Party’s 2019 election manifesto contains plans to bring BT’s internet infrastructure business into public ownership by creating British Broadband and to roll out and provide superfast broadband free to all households and businesses. This would be funded via a digital tax on the profits of internet giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Bosses’ right to snoop on staff emails is an invasion of privacy and ignores the way we work – Christian Fuchs

15 01 2016

KeyboardSince Edward Snowden revealed the existence of internet surveillance programmes such as XKeyScore, Prism and Tempora, there have been many discussions of digital snooping and its implications for privacy, freedom and civil rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Expanding tweets from 140 characters to 10,000? Not nearly radical enough – Christian Fuchs

9 01 2016

TweetingThere are as yet unconfirmed reports that Twitter plans to extend its 140 character limit to 10,000. But why would Twitter consider radically changing its most unique characteristic? Read the rest of this entry »