With great power comes great regulation

By Areeq Chowdhury. The Cambridge Analytica debacle appears to be the straw that will break the camel’s back. The idea of data being unwittingly taken from users for the purpose of targeted advertising is nothing new, but the idea that it’s been done to contribute to the victory of Donald Trump, or perhaps Brexit, has … Continue reading With great power comes great regulation

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WebRoots Democracy’s 2nd anniversary event

WebRoots Democracy's 2nd anniversary event will be taking place on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at Google's Campus London in Shoreditch. It is entitled: "Back to our WebRoots: How can #onlinevoting reinvigorate democracy?" It will be a speaker event, taking place in the heart of Tech City, exploring the needs and benefits of online voting for … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy’s 2nd anniversary event

Google patent signals consensus towards online voting amongst major tech companies

Multinational technology giant, Google, has submitted a patent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office outlining a concept for an online voting system built into its website. The system would allow users to find out who is standing in an election, and to vote for them without leaving Google.com. One of the advantages Google … Continue reading Google patent signals consensus towards online voting amongst major tech companies