Tag Archive For "Editorial"


Internet of Things: What It Is and Why It’s Not Here Yet
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Internet of Things: What It Is and Why It’s Not Here Yet

Internet of Things or smart devices are not quite what some people picture them to be, but they sure are buzzwords that are sometimes used very liberally and with only a very loose connection to the actual subject. These days, market specialists and PR experts like to add the word “smart” to the name of …

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Serving Justice Online: Online Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Traditional Litigation
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Serving Justice Online: Online Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Traditional Litigation

New technologies make routine tasks easier, faster, more efficient. Now they are taking over court systems and traditional means of legislation. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), a method of dealing with conflicts outside traditional courts, was super hyped at the dawn of the millennium. The most intriguing part was the fresh perspective on the access to justice, …

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Centralized Government vs. Yet Bigger Data
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Centralized Government vs. Yet Bigger Data

Digital services have constantly been a clash with the rule of law and governance. It seems somewhat ironic when technologies such as deep learning software and self-executing code could be in the driving seat of administration. At the same time, in today’s world, humankind is skeptical about human knowledge and wisdom, the human’s capability to …

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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet
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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet

When you hear the words “enemy of the internet” you probably think of yet another oppressive government that reads your emails, bans websites at will, and puts internet users in jail for saying things it doesn’t much like. And most of the countries that have made it to the list of Enemies of the Internet …

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Eyes in the Sky: How to Quantify Your Life
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Eyes in the Sky: How to Quantify Your Life

China has a notorious (yet, contrary to the popular opinion, not quite deployed) system that combines total surveillance, AI-based facial recognition, and a complex system of social credit that looks like an episode of Black Mirror came to life. Still, as frightening as it seems, is this system actually that scary? Or is it worse …

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The Return of Direct Democracy: Crowdsourcing a Constitution
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The Return of Direct Democracy: Crowdsourcing a Constitution

Back in the days of Ancient Athens, the democracy was as direct as possible: all citizens of the city were to gather and collectively make decisions that then became laws. In Ancient Rome, the lawmaking process was way more complicated and involved the Senate and numerous magistrates, however, none of their ideas were to become …

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