The marijuana startup space

Last month, recreational marijuana use became legal in the Australian Capital Territory (akin to Washington, D.C.). Medicinal marijuana was already legal both at the Australian State and Federal levels. Globally, there are currently four countries, and 11 U.S. states and districts, in addition to ACT, where recreational use is now legal, and another 23 countries … Continue reading “The marijuana startup space”

China, Uyghur, TikTok

China is spreading Uyghur recognition across the country At least twelve projects across China are mandating that the ability to identify Uyghur be built into their facial-recognition systems. Imagine if US police RFPs started mandating Navajo recognition? Or if the English started mandating Welsh recognition? Remember, TikTok is controlled by China Seventeen-year-old Feroza Aziz wanted … Continue reading “China, Uyghur, TikTok”

Fake meat is all the rage

Vegetarian versions of meat products are nothing new. The Boca Burger has been around since the late 70s, and even tofurkey has been around since 1995. But no one who had ever eaten meat would confuse these analogs for the real thing. Recent technology advancements, however, have resulted in products that are much closer in … Continue reading “Fake meat is all the rage”

When is it legal to hack?

Facebook entered new territory this week by suing Israeli cyber-intelligence firm, NSO Group, in California federal court. There are lots of issues here. Most people want private communications to be private. Most people want to be able to have criminals prosecuted.  But what’s a criminal act in one country may not be in another, and … Continue reading “When is it legal to hack?”

Argentina’s Protectionism

Not content with ruining their beef industry, Argentina has decided to take their protectionist agenda to the next level.