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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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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More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

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Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit alleging sexism and pay disparities against women, as the technology giant wrestles with a deepening crisis over alleged […]

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Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog

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The tech company has money 329 papers on public policy since 2005, in agreement with the US-based Campaign for Accountability Google has wasted millions funding academic experiment in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a protector has claimed. Over the last decade, Google has funded research papers that appear […]

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