Tag Archive For "Editorial"


GDPR vs. Blockchain: The Saga Continues
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GDPR vs. Blockchain: The Saga Continues

The popular French privacy watchdog, the CNIL, is on fire these days. After being the first EU authority to issue warnings for the GDPR violations to Teemo and Fidzup, it discovers new playgrounds – this time it’s all about matching blockchain technology and the GDPR. With the recently issued official English translation of the recommendation, …

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Internet Laws: South Korea
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Internet Laws: South Korea

While North Korea has the steady reputation of an oppressive authoritarian country, its southern neighbor, full of K-pop artists and glass skyscrapers, looks liberal and progressive. Yet, it seems that it’s liberal and progressive by sheer contrast. A succession of corrupt governments and a 60-years old standoff with the communist-nationalist regime across the northern border …

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Xenotransplantation: Playing God Because At Least Somebody Should
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Xenotransplantation: Playing God Because At Least Somebody Should

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) statistics, there are about 114,600 people in need of an organ transplantation in the US. About 20 die waiting each day. This year over 24,200 transplant have been performed and over 11,600 donors took part, but the shortage of organs and tissues is apparent. This problem …

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Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security
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Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security

It seems like the news about internet laws are put on the conveyor belt. There are laws that demolish previously established internet regulations or copyright directives that kill memes and question further online creativity. There’s also the FCC’s move away from net neutrality which eliminates equal access to the internet. These and other laws aren’t …

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World Wide Web as a Heavensent: Struggles and Challenges of Global Internet Access
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World Wide Web as a Heavensent: Struggles and Challenges of Global Internet Access

The dream of having internet access wherever you go, be it the heart of Sahara desert, an uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific, or even the South Pole is still a dream. But groups of very ambitious and equally rich people have been trying to make it a reality for decades now. Basically, …

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Linux Is Fine, Nothing to See Here
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Linux Is Fine, Nothing to See Here

Recently, Linux kernel developers were prompted to revoke licenses to their pieces of code to protest against the new Code of Conduct. Over the last week a whole lot of outlets shed light on this event and mused about the morality and potential ramifications of the whole controversy. However, ethical and political aspects aside, there …

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