Category: Internet

Sam Biddle: The Real Roots of Ransomware Outbreak

Militarism and Greed

Conor Friedersdorf: The Destructiveness of Call-Out Culture on Campus

Reflections from undergraduates of the social media era

Manipadma Jena: Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press

Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors are disproportionally experi­encing gender related threats, harassment and intimidation on the Internet

Phoebe Braithwaite: What is Facebook doing to our mental health?

Lazy and unconcerned, or buckling under the strains of late capitalism? A manifesto for the selfie generation asks whether we can break our addiction to social media

Jonathan Taplin: Massive Monopolies of Google, Facebook and Amazon

Interview on how Google, Facebook, and Amazon destroy privacy, produce Inequality and undermine democracy

Thom Hartmann: Selling Off Your Internet Privacy

GOP and giant ISPs could make big bucks from your personal information

Kurt Iveson: Digital labourers of the city, unite!

It may seem as though these apps are working for us, but we are also working for the apps

John Feffer: The cyberwar of all against all

The political theorist Thomas Hobbes warned in the 17th century that without the modern state and its sovereign control of territory, humanity would slip back into a state of nature in which violence was uncontrolled and ever-present. “A war of all against all” would break out, he wrote, in which neighbor would turn against neighbor. Read more…

George Monbiot: Big data’s power is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy

Online information is already being used to manipulate us. We must act now to own the new political technologies before they own us

George Monbiot: Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality

The only hope we have of assessing competing claims is often to draw on our own experience. Without experience, we are lost

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