SaaS: More Dangers of the Cloud

Less than 24 hours after I penned my warning about the political activism of Amazon AWS IaaS, this article came rolling in about Salesforce and the RNC. Salesforce claims it will block RNC email communications to prevent the “incitement of violence”. No matter what your political inclinations, no reasonable person can hold an organization responsible Read More …

IaaS: Danger! Unexpected Risks Lie Ahead

Businesses and other organizations have been migrating with gusto to IaaS vendors like Amazon AWS to save money on bare metal infrastructure and reduce administrative costs. While there are some substantial benefits to delegating compute infrastructure to the “pros” there are some perilous risks which are only now, becoming apparent. Remember, when someone else controls Read More …

Jen Gennai: Posterchild for Section 230 Reform

Jen Gennai is Irish and the Head of “Responsible Innovation, Global Affairs at Google”. I don’t know whether Ms. Gennai has taken the U.S. Naturalization exam, but studying for that civics test, one will find many references to America’s cherished freedoms of speech and expression. I don’t think Ms. Gennai has much regard for America’s Read More …

Another Reason to Dump Social Media

If the corrosive toxicity, dystopian censorship, or living in an information bubble of no utility were not enough, how about the banning of non obscene common words devoid of context? Jack Dorsey, sovereign lord of Twatter has issued a command that henceforth, the word “Honk” violates “community standards“ – no shit. To clarify, “Honk” has Read More …