“Christian” Christian Ernhede is an entrepreneur and lawyer living in Brussels with his partner and their two children. When he is not giving legal advice, writing articles, coding web apps, taking photographs, spending time with his family or walking, he enjoys discussing and exploring creativity in art, business, finance, law, media, photography, politics, and technology. He can be followed via RSS, , reddit or , and reached at christian@ernhede.com.

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I strongly believe if you try to turn a community of bloggers into a property, someday you’ll wake up to the realization that you bought a bag of air. There’s nothing inside the walls that’s worth anything, from a dollar standpoint.

Dave Winer

The Facebook platform is undeniably incredible, but we must acknowledge that our customer relationships there are not owned — they’re rented.

Ben Winkler, chief digital officer of OMD, part of the Omnicom Media Group on Facebook’s new suite of ad products

Open data projects with purpose

Nick Farina - An iOS Developer Takes on Android


You say you want a revolution? It's called post-PC computing

Will Signal, an open source and encrypted messaging service, catch on?

WikiLeaks reveal CIA Hacking Tools

Why to keep an eye on the bill when running amazon web services

Why making websites available to everyone matters

Why links matter - Linking is the lifeblood of the web

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

Why Developers Shouldn’t Use iCloud Syncing, Even If It Worked

When cryptography is outlawed, only outlaws will have cryptography

What Screens Want

What Happened to Silicon Values?

Web Design Manifesto 2012

Ubiquitous computing

Traffic management- APPlied logic | The Economist

Tools don’t solve the web’s problems, they ARE the problem

There is a fundamental misalignment between what the attention economy is competing to produce and the aspirations of people

The war for the free and open internet — and how we are losing it

The social media generation comic

The omnivorous app

The future - where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury

The end of social

The Web is Back

The Web We Lost

The Un-Internet

The Perpetual, Invisible Window Into Your Gmail Inbox

The Impact of the Next Industrial Revolution

The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar

The European Union’s online reforms help the old more than the new

The Economics of Machine Intelligence - Human Judgment Increasingly Valuable

The Coming Tech Backlash

The Blockchain is at the same level as the World Wide Web in terms of importance

The Blind Shooting The Blind

The App Revolution (in Filmmaking)

That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker

Tesla Tests Self-Driving Functions with Secret Updates to Its Customers’ Cars

Tech Companies and Self-Control

Square Wallet, the Apple Store, and Uber- Software Above the Level of a Single Device

Social-Mobile-LOCAL- “Local” Will Be The Biggest of the Three

Social networks - "Who Controls Whom?"- Gatekeepers vs. Gated

Social Media Companies Have Absolutely No Idea How to Handle the Gaza Conflict

Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance

Serious security weaknesses in mobile phone networks

Reasons not to use Uber

RSS and Google Now - Waking up to the world around you

Path - Social Networks and Privacy

PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann on the surveillance society

Outlawed by Amazon DRM

New Wave of Facebook Phishing Attacks Targets Syrian Activists

New European Guidelines to Address Cloud Computing

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter- "The best engineering flow chart ever- http---t.co-Rs7GNh4U"

More Encryption Is Not the Solution

Mobile Apps Must Die

Microsoft Surface - Between a Rock and a Hardware Place

Mark Bernstein - NeoVictorian Computing

Lunch with the FT - Tim Berners-Lee

LukeW | An Event Apart- Dimensions of Good Experience

Lions go digital - The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

Lavabit Encrypted Email Service Shuts Down, Can’t Say Why

Lamenting the demise of the Unix philosophy - tools should do one thing, and do it well

It’s Not Whether Google’s Threatened. It’s Asking Ourselves- What Commons Do We Wish For?

It Is Hard To Hide From The Web

Interoperability on the web threatened by W3C standard

Internet domain names - .combat

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

Hacked terminals capable of causing pacemaker deaths

HTTPS is expensive security theater

Google:Amazon name grab

Google+ Is Going To Mess Up The Internet

Google's strategy on taking control of Android

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility denies that its royalty demand letters said what they said

Google is getting cluttered

Google in Africa - It’s a hit

Google Casts a Big Shadow on Smaller Web Sites

Google - government requests to censor content alarming

Google - How Pay-per-Click Ads Are Taking Over Search

Game over for real net neutrality in Europe

Facebook may have led WhatsApp merger investigation astray

Facebook hides your email in an apparent effort to promote its messaging service

European data protection supervisor launches ethics advisory group

European Parliament rapporteur proposes mandatory copyleft license

European Commission Reveals new ePrivacy Regulation

EU Declaration on Autonomous and Connected Cars

Domainindex.com Downgrades Internet TLD .co.uk and Warns About co.uk and .uk TLD's

Debatt- I dag ger regeringen en dödsstöt åt svenska appar

Data on Text Messaging

Dark Social - We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong

DRM and ebooks- publishers cutting their own throats

CSS- Taking control of the cascade - (37signals)

CSS page support - a new way to read the Web

Big data is our generation’s civil rights issue, and we don’t know it

Battlefield Internet- A Saga of the Year 2012

Apps are too much like 1990's CD-ROMs and not enough like the Web

Apple's iCloud strategy - a threat to Facebook and Microsoft

Apple standing up against overreach by the U.S. government in letter to customers

Apple and Google - Redwoods in the Web Garden

Amazon.com and the Long Term

After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet

"software is the oil of the information revolution"

I think I realised some time ago that almost nobody knows what they're talking about and almost nobody in charge knows what they're doing.

John Cleese

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Google needs to move beyond the current search format of you entering a query and getting 10 results. The ideal would be us knowing what you want before you search for it…

Eric Schmidt

As president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. And I will defend their right to do so… the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech — the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.

Barack Obama

“now we’re in the dirty thirties”

“Are you al-Shabaab or soldiers?”

Är gränsen verkligen nådd? Här är några förslag vi inte testade innan gränsen stängdes

Word Express | Solo Kinshasa

Why the political extreme are better at reaching out in social media

Why the Islamists Are Not Winning in Libya

Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

Why Syrian Refugees in Calais Want to Come to the United Kingdom - The Atlantic

Why Latin America Is Becoming Less Democratic

Why Electric Cars Are More Polluting than Gas Guzzlers — at Least in China

What the U.S. Bombing of Cambodia Tells Us About Obama's Drone Campaign

West turns blind eye to Cyprus human rights abuses

Washington Post Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)

Valuing oceans - The $2 trillion question

Vaclav Havel's critique of the west

Urban gentrification embodies a kind of puritanism that says nothing can be messy, dirty, undesigned

Unsettling actions in the West Bank

Ungerska parlamentet har beslutat att bura in alla asylsökande

Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth as part of an IMF-backed transparency initiative

UK plans to curb immigration will reduce economic growth

Trump has filled his Cabinet with a goon squad of rich donors

Trump and the Consequences of Radical Uncertainty

Traditional manufacturing jobs will not come back

The story of a radicalisation 'I was not thinking my thoughts. I was not myself'

The real issue raised by the Panama Papers is that most of it is legal

The question no one is asking about Donald Trump- does he have an umbilicus or not?

The ongoing exodus from Syria and other war-torn countries was long in the making, easy to foresee, and eminently manageable

The most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

The illegal settlements obscure what might be the actual root cause of the Middle East conflict

The era of neoliberalism is over, the era of neonationalism has just begun

The great middle class power grab

The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy

The World According to Trump by Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Trump bulldozer

The Tides of Latin American Populism

The Palestinians’ West Bank- Squeeze them out | The Economist

The Origins of War in the DRC

The Misogyny Behind an Attempted Assassination of a Man in Congo

The Global War on Journalists

The Failing State of Greece

The European Commission on the State of Play of TTIP

The EU’s Cure - All Cured Nothing- Why Germany’s Medicine Is Killing Europe

The Death of Liberalism

The Chaos at Kennedy Airport, and the Chaos to Come

Syria, citizen journalism and the capital “T,” truth

Sveriges nuvarande stopp av flyktingar är som att inte släppa iland båtflyktingarna som kom från Estland

Sverige pressas godkänna militära biståndsinsatser

Sture Linnér - Mannen utan gränser

Speech that Enables Speech - China forces programmers to remove public code

Spain moves to abandon CET Time Zone

Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine trade deal were not verified and later destroyed

Scientific Illiteracy - Why The Italian Earthquake Verdict is Even Worse Than it Seems

Saudi Arabia - Britain should not be allied to one of the world’s most repressive, undemocratic and unpleasant regimes

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro's government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year

Russia aims to exacerbate the refugee crisis to undermine the European project

Robert Caro on writing The Power Broker

Remember 1956 Viktor Orban ! Quand les Européens étaient un peu plus solidaires

Questioning Russia's spin

Putin Needs a Little Respect

Public indifference is the real enemy in the NSA affair

Portugal Shrugs at Austerity

Photographs of the destruction of Palmyra

On why bureaucracy can save the world

Occupy Wall Street Is Not the Arab Spring

North Korea - George Orwell's Pyramid Looms Over Pyongyang

No, Belgium Is Not a Failed State

Neoliberalism - the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph

Migrants are Central Europe’s new Roma

Medecins Sans Frontieres worker recounts bitter struggles faced by refugees in Greece

Leaked Documents Confirm Ecuador’s Internet Censorship Machine

La Belgique près de défaillir ?

Julian Assange and Wikileaks are pawns in Russian foreign policy

Jazz Warrior Defending Mali's Values

Italy's Five Star Movement presents 'sovereignist' agenda

It is time to end the oligopoly in banking

Intervju med en kapitalist som alla andra

Interview with Pope Francis

Interview with Juncker’s cabinet chief Martin Selmayr

Insight - Syria's Assad trusts inner circle in fight for survival

Increasing push worldwide for mandatory registration of SIM cards

In Gabon, Lure of Ivory Proves Hard to Resist

In Burma, the End of Censorship Means a Scramble to Figure Out Journalism

Illegal Logging Has Become More Violent Than Ever

If Donald Trump secures the Republican nomination the two-party system will implode

I Sunnansjö är främlingsfientlighet en del av vardagen

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