Gilad Edelman

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Biden Puts Surveillance Advertising on Notice

If the leaders of Big Tech platforms thought geopolitics would take the heat off their companies during Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, they were mistaken. In a speech that...

The Governor of Colorado Is High on Blockchain

Crypto enthusiasts and government officials are not natural allies, at least outside Miami. And yet Colorado governor Jared Polis received a warm welcome when he appeared onstage at last week’s ETHDenver conference...

How to Build a Better Metaverse

So, what are the barriers to making this kind of thing work?I can give you at least three things. One is that nonverbal expressions, like nodding your head or leaning toward somebody,...

Google's Alleged Scheme to Corner the Online Ad Market

In 2010, a Google product manager named Scott Spencer gave an interview explaining Google’s use of “second-price” auctions to place ads across the web. In a second-price auction, the highest bidder wins,...

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook Draws Blood

On Tuesday, federal judge James E. Boasberg ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s effort to break up Facebook could move forward. The case itself is far from decided. But by blessing the...

Congress Takes Aim at the Algorithms

It wasn’t long ago that congressional hearings about Section 230 got bogged down in dismal exchanges about individual content moderation decisions: Why did you leave this up? Why did you take that...

What Is Web3, Anyway?

Do you ever find yourself wondering, “What is Web3?” You’re not alone. The idea is having a moment, whether you’re measuring by VC funding, lobbying blitzes, or incomprehensible corporate announcements. But it...

How Facebook Could Break Free From the Engagement Trap

Where does social media go from here? The leaked documents known as the Facebook Papers hammered home the fact—if there was any doubt remaining—that even the world’s most sophisticated content moderation systems...

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