Tech Totty: Ukrainian Bombshell Edition

Jaanika Merilon

The second offering in our new series of titillating tech ministers continues with Ukrainian  Minister of Economic Development and Trade Jaanika Merilo, the veteran tech investor who has been brought in to boost Ukraine’s e-government initiative. Jaanika aims to improve the business climate by using “digital solutions” to fight institutional corruption. knife totty

More than lip service….


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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”

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