Chatting with friends across platforms and the end of the solo game of big players

What will the Digital Markets Act bring?

The case of WhatsApp’s new terms & conditions and the subsequent sharing of user’s data with Facebook has been trending in the on-line world during recent months. Many users were looking for a feasible solution and switched to alternative chat platforms. However, many of them also came back to stay in touch with friends who have chosen not to leave. WhatsApp’s story only emphasizes how dependent we are on dominant platforms. [Read More]

The Internet needs a fundamental change

What will the new rules bring?

The digital space in Europe has remained the same since the beginning of the new millennium. In the meantime, a number of services have appeared to help us find information, watch videos, keep in touch with friends, or find the partner of our dreams. Words such as algorithms, targeted advertising, personal data protection, or communication encryption are increasingly seeping into public space. Politicians, experts, academics, and the public call for regulation of dominant platforms, such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. [Read More]