Chad Mills


Google stifling free software? Quite the opposite.

free speech microphone

A recent blog post, Google’s Monopoly is Stifling Free Software, made the front page of techmeme yesterday. The post raises important issues, though the message in the headline is wrong. The “Uncommon download” warning reported in that post presumably originates from Google’s Download Protection feature in Chrome. I don’t know Google’s internal...

The concerns I hear most about artificial intelligence are wrong. I’ll tell you why.

clarity from confusion

Common Concerns about AI Have you heard these memes before? “Not paying for Facebook? You’re not the customer; you’re the product.” “Google collects troves of your private data and sells it to advertisers.” People are concerned about big tech companies, and this often comes out in the form of memes like these. These memes are catchy but wrong. In...