Have you heard about Silicon Valley’s unpaid research and development department? It’s called the EU.

ar.al/2019/06/22/have-you-hear

Who should you thank for Facebook’s Libra?

• “One of the UK’s leading privacy researchers”
• University College London
• The DECODE project

And, if you’re an EU citizen who pays their taxes,

• You.

Surprised? Don’t be.

@aral but also Nesta, Waag, Nexa, City of Amsterdam and Barcelona, dyne, Thoughtworks, Thingful, Pilab, eurecat and cnrs.

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