Category: Internet

Carole Cadwalladr: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters

Steven Rosenfeld: Is Social Media Destroying Democracy?

What exactly have Silicon Valley’s top social media platforms unleashed on the political world?

Sam Biddle: Facebook Hid Webpages Bragging of Ability to Influence Elections

Facebook’s website had an entire section devoted to touting the “success stories” of political campaigns that used the social network to influence electoral outcomes

Julianne Tveten: A tremendous business opportunity

First silicon valley sold you social media. now it’s trying to sell you the antidote

Kevin Zeese: Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins

We need to continue to build power to ensure Internet access is seen as a human right and a tool of free speech with equal access for all

Mark Abadi: Life for teenagers today

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today

Steven Gorelick: Technology and its Discontents

Tucked within the pages of the January issue of the ‘Agriview’, a monthly farm publication published by the State of Vermont, was a short survey from the Department of Public Service (DPS). Described as an aid to the Department in drafting their “Ten Year Telecom Plan”, the survey contains eight questions, the first seven of Read more…

Julia Conley: Humane Technology

Countering the “attention economy” they helped to create, former Facebook and Google employees form coalition to promote models for healthier products

Chris Hedges: Thought Police for the 21st Century

The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with demonizing as foreign agents the journalists who expose the crimes of corporate capitalism and imperialism, have given the corporate state the power to destroy freedom of Read more…

Geoff Dutton: The Net’s Good Old Boys

Dr. (Don’t Be) Evil Meets Dr. Strangelove

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