Tax reform better than philanthropy
The government wants to social media tax revenue, rather than profit, based on national user headcount. While Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll give most of his money away to good causes, forcing moguls to pay more tax could be better all round, argues John Picton. (more…)
‘Major trust deficit’ for tech firms
Technology firms have a “major trust deficit” to overcome on data protection – and politicians must do more to protect people against the changes that technology is bringing, a new UK public opinion survey finds. Julian Blake reports.
Government ‘gets tech and ready to listen’
The top of government understands tech and is putting its money where its mouth is – but needs more data-backed arguments from industry about what works, national technology adviser Liam Maxwell told education technology professionals last week. (more…)