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Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (EU country) were on the July 11th. We (a center-right opposition coalition) were running Facebook pages for each candidate, and spent our digital advertising budget on a portion of them, promoting genuine content authored by candidates themselves.

Then we stopped the ads, and a day later…


I got banned from Facebook again, and this time there are no subtleties and nuances like last time, where regional-specific discourse was involved.

This time it’s something inexplicable without assuming there’s just a “bag of words” for which users are automatically banned after someone reports a comment (and the appeal…


Yes, a 1-day suspension is nothing serious, but it’s an indication of the holes in the community guidelines and the complexity of public discourse.


Trump attacked twitter for fact-checking him. And he used his position of power to question a 90s law shielding online platforms from liability when they moderate content.

And discussions are circling around one issue — social networks and their role in public discourse. Are they impartial “infrastructure”; are they “arbiters…


Now that many people have been working remotely for two months, probably everyone is wondering “can this go on forever” and “is it better”.

Many people, especially in the IT industry, as well as other industries that lend themselves to remote work, have been claiming that remote work is the…


How many times you, as a software expert, saw some software or process and thought “damn, this can be done so much better”. Yes, a lot. But why, since large organizations spend a lot of money on IT? …


It seems that China is going to have a digital currency based on blockchain. And that’s huge, but I’ll comment on another aspect — how blockchain made this possible.

The more tech- and cryptography-savvy will rightly note that it was perfectly possible to do a multi-organizational ledger with cryptographic guarantees…


For the past few months I’ve had an article opened on my phone that claims how detrimental GDPR has been to businesses and consumers alike.

And I wanted to debunk most of what’s inside. But I couldn’t go and debunk the individual facts —they are mostly correct. However, they are…


The Digital single market is the idea that any digital company is immediately exposed to the whole European market without any specific efforts. That once you build a digital product, you can sell in Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden.

Unfortunately, that is not the case — we are rarely seeing pan-European…


I want to be able to accept (recurring) payments for my company’s services. It isn’t much to ask, is it.

Well, it’s more complicated. Let me explain how we currently don’t have a working website subscription and instead ask clients to do bank transfers while we resolve the issue.

I…

Bozhidar Bozhanov

Software engineering. Linguistics, algorithmic music composition. Founder at LogSentinel.com

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