15 November 2023 | A British court has annulled an 11 billion dollar compensation award that Nigeria was supposed to pay to the company of two fortune-seekers who cheated and bribed from contract initiation to arbitration. The judge warned that the whole thing could easily have ruined Nigeria’s public finances. The investor state arbitration tribunals are very susceptible to profiteering and corruption due to excessive damages that becon.
12 November 2023 | Shortly after it has become known that hackers are offering the identity data of most Indians from the world’s largest digital identity database for sale, the European Parliament and Council have agreed to introduce something similar for Europeans, while Washington praises the Ukrainian version as an export model and Bill Gates wants to impose a biometric digital marker on every newborn child in Kenya for life.
22 September 2023 | With the help of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Kazakhstan, which is not exactly a democratic model state, has developed a Digital Family Card that brings together all information about all citizens and their family relationships. Under the pretext of being able to help better and faster the government is depriving families of their privacy.
22 September 2023 | From 30 September, new terms and conditions will apply to Microsoft customers. If you do not adhere to a vague code of conduct when using products of the quasi-monopolist, your account can be blocked and you can lose access to all paid or free services and your data stored there. Recourse is available on a discretionary basis through Microsoft.
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6 August 2023 | A presentation on the technical monitoring of human brain functions at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos has shined a spotlight on what ails our society: excessive faith in technology and too much efficiency without a worthwhile goal. As long as the machine runs like clockwork, it is considered irrelevant what it produces. From this diagnosis I derive recommendations on how we can change direction. Continue reading “Ready for brain transparency? Amid the laughter of Davos, the machine is assimilating humans”
15 June 2023 | Hardly anyone knows about the Global Listening Project. Those responsible seem to like it this way. A project that pretends to be emphatically interested in the concerns of people all over the world, has many traits that speak of a desire to manipulate populations into accepting the policies and goals of a technocratic elite.
13 June 2023 | The governor of the Nigerian central bank was removed and arrested by the new government on 9 June. The background is the drastic restriction of citizens’ access to cash for which he was responsible, which has severely damaged the economy, plunged many unbanked people into hardship and robbed many of their earning opportunities.