Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris

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Former Google and Facebook ministerials are voicing the alarm about the pervasive influence of tech, writes Guardian correspondent John Harris One source of nervousnes came close to being 2017′ s signature subject: how the internet and the insignificant few of enterprises that dominate it are changing both individual thinkers and the present and future of […]

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How very 2017: the trial by media of 11-year-old Keaton Jones | Hannah Jane Parkinson

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A viral video of a son hollering about being bullied was picked up by mainstream media, inspiring more bullying, this time on a global scale, writes Hannah Jane Parkinson Patience was just a righteousnes. Now it’s gold dirt. Especially when it comes to mainstream media picking up social media intrigue. I refer you GoFundMe page […]

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Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

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Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy the social fabric of how civilization works A onetime Facebook exec has said he feelings” terrific regret” over his is currently working on” implements that are rending apart the social fabric of how culture labor”, connecting a changing […]

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How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil | John Naughton

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If our supersmart tech leads knew a little bit more about biography or logic we wouldnt be in the mess were in now One of the most difficult perplexes about our present situation with bogus information and the weaponisation of social media is why the kinfolks who built information and communication technologies are so taken […]

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We must not let Big Tech threaten our security, freedoms and democracy | Al Franken

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The dominance of these companies requires that the government consider their role in the soundnes of our democracy As lawmakers grapple with the revelations viewing Russia’s manipulation of social media during the 2016 poll, numerous are scandalized to learn the outsized role that the major tech business play in so many aspects of our lives. […]

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Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

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Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through business accompanied of Trumps son-in-law, seeped data reveal Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business affiliate of US politics and the role played by social media in last year’s presidential election. It may […]

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Tech giants face Congress as showdown over Russia election meddling looms

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Facebook, Twitter and Google formerly seems to encapsulate freedom and connectivity. At a hearing on 1 November a new query is likely to be posed: have they become a tool for foreign dictatorships and domestic militants? A showdown is looming in Washington between Congress and the unsettled senility in western democracies. The immediate problem before […]

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Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election

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Investigation in RBC newspaper detects Russians posing as Americans stimulated payments to organizers to help with the organisation of protests and events Russian trolls constituting as Americans determined payments to genuine partisans in the US to help fund protest motions on socially controversial problems, according to a new investigations conducted by a respected Russian media […]

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Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

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Personal data is to the tech life what petroleum is to the fossil fuel industry. Thats why fellowships like Amazon and Facebook plan to excavates deeper than we ever imagined What if a cold booze rate more on a red-hot period? Customers in the UK will soon find out. Recent $13.7 bn purchase of Whole […]

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