Bhaskar Chakravorti

  • Why Facebook’s new ‘privacy cop’ is doomed to fail

    Why Facebook’s New ‘Privacy Cop’ is Doomed to Fail

    The Federal Trade Commission issued its largest-ever fine, of US$5 billion, to Facebook for violating a 2011 privacy settlement in late July. But the amount is only about a month’s worth of the company’s revenue, suggesting that the fine, while seeming large, is, in fact, rather modest.
  • Three Myths To Bust About Breaking Up ‘Big Tech’

    Three Myths To Bust About Breaking Up ‘Big Tech’

    As the public and government regulators around the world discuss whether and how to manage the power of technology companies, one idea that keeps coming up is breaking up these large conglomerate corporations into smaller pieces.
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