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Elizabeth Warren Imagines Big Tech After the Separation

May 19, 2019 No Comments

1 / 2Elizabeth Warren Imagines Big Tech After the Breakup(Bloomberg) — Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday laid out a detailed plan for breaking up Facebook Inc., Google, and Amazon.com Inc., which she said have become so big and powerful that they’re damaging the U.S. economy and American democracy. Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, joins a growing chorus across the political spectrum voicing concern…

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Artists hosting Today at Apple sessions call for enhanced payment and promotion

May 19, 2019 No Comments

A new report today from KQED calls out artist dissatisfaction with compensation and promotion received for hosting Today at Apple sessions. The report highlights the challenges of proving the value of creative work in a culture built around “working for exposure.” 12″ MacBook While the vast majority of Today at Apple sessions are hosted by…

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Why drones typically aren’t the solution to developing-world problems

May 19, 2019 No Comments

Kate Warren A critical theorist tells us how studying drones lets her better understand how technology and society shape one another. by Konstantin Kakaes February 27, 2019 New technologies are never introduced into a vacuum. They emerge into a social, economic, and political setting and influence it in their turn. Katherine Chandler, a professor in…

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Alan Krueger, natural skill

May 19, 2019 No Comments

FEW ECONOMISTS can claim either to have successfully challenged the bedrock beliefs of their field or to have altered how governments pursue policies that affect millions. Alan Krueger, who died on March 16th, managed both. In research with David Card in the early 1990s, Mr Krueger showed, through careful data analysis, that increases in the…

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Alan Krueger, natural talent

May 19, 2019 No Comments

FEW ECONOMISTS can claim either to have successfully challenged the bedrock beliefs of their field or to have altered how governments pursue policies that affect millions. Alan Krueger, who died on March 16th, managed both. In research with David Card in the early 1990s, Mr Krueger showed, through careful data analysis, that increases in the…

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Research study sparks require tougher enforcement on social media business

May 19, 2019 No Comments

Home Technology Internet March 6, 2019 March 6, 2019, Cardiff University Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research into the use of Russian-linked social media accounts following the 2017 UK terrorist attacks has led to calls for greater regulation of technology companies. In their report on Disinformation and “fake news,” the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee…

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What’s Holding Smart Cities Back?

May 19, 2019 No Comments

With the global population set to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, two thirds of which will be living in cities, according to United Nations projections, governments worldwide are already facing an array of challenges in ensuring the sustainability, security and success of an ever-more-crowded planet. The urgency of these challenges underscores the importance of smart…

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Alan Krueger, natural talent

May 19, 2019 No Comments

FEW ECONOMISTS can claim either to have successfully challenged the bedrock beliefs of their field or to have altered how governments pursue policies that affect millions. Alan Krueger, who died on March 16th, managed both. In research with David Card in the early 1990s, Mr Krueger showed, through careful data analysis, that increases in the…

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To do in San Francisco: Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure from Free Maker on March 24

May 19, 2019 No Comments

[Editor’s note: I’m on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an “LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and abundant.”…

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Roger McNamee: “Why is it legal to gather information on kids, let alone offer it?”

May 19, 2019 No Comments

Who owns your data?It’s a question that is quickly becoming a political one, with legislators in California and Vermont passing data privacy laws that aim to establish individual rights around data and federal lawmakers discussing what a national privacy law would look like. For Roger McNamee, a storied Silicon Valley investor and early Mark Zuckerberg mentor…

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