African Data and the new American Cloud Act

The CLOUD Act is expected to become law in the US shortly. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) is a bill introduced by Republican Sen Hatch.  This bill would allow the Trump administration to force US companies to hand over African (and any other data) with due process in America, even if that data …

Social Media Harmful to Children

“A growing body of research demonstrates that excessive use of digital devices and social media is harmful to children and teens, making it very likely this new app will undermine children’s healthy development.” says an open letter to the Social media giant, Facebook. Headlines in the Washington Post shouted: “Teenage depression and suicide are way …

What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an electronic asset. It is not money or electronic cash. Yes, you can use Bitcoin to pay for something in the same way as you can trade your car for a cat. Recently some payment systems, for example Stripe, dropped Bitcoin as a method of payment. Stripe correctly states that Bitcoin is an …