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The state has lost control: tech firms now run western politics | Opinion | The Guardian
By now, the fact that transatlantic democratic capitalism, once the engine of postwar prosperity, has run into trouble can hardly be denied by anyone with the courage to browse a daily newspaper.
article  morozov  guardian  internethangover  instapaper 
may 2016 by davemee
Microsoft (MSFT) and Google's (GOOG) new pact could signal the beginning of the end for personal privacy — Quartz
The recent peace pact between Google and Microsoft, first reported in the Wall Street Journal on April 23 and then with a bit more flare in The Guardian on May 2, might someday be seen as a turning point in modern human history. Over the past decade, Microsoft has been the largest and most determined agency...
google  quartz  article  cloud  privacy  instapaper  corporate  collusion  internethangover  microsoft 
may 2016 by davemee
Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job -
The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how “the Uber model, it turns out, doesn’t translate.” Manjoo describes how so many of the “Uber-of-X” companies that
via:MeFi  model  salon  business  uber  instapaper  internethangover 
march 2016 by davemee
How Europe is fighting to change tech companies' 'wrecking ball' ethics | Technology | The Guardian
As Silicon Valley firms look to destroy ‘the existing order’, some European leaders are fighting to develop the industry’s moral compass. This is a real chance to make better decisions, fight fatalism and build a humane future
ethics  EU  guardian  article  Europe  dataprotection  internethangover  Legal 
january 2016 by davemee
Maximum Wage — How We Get To Next — Medium
Maximum Wage
Is technological progress dependent on extreme inequality
sanfran  rayndian  internethangover  bubble  inequality  instapaper 
january 2016 by davemee
Suing the sharing economy: Q
So far, the highest-profile battle in the new sharing economy has been between the ride-hailing company Uber and the traditional taxi industry. At different times, Boston labor lawyer Shannon
instapaper  internethangover  article  bostonglobe  lawyer 
december 2015 by davemee
Meet "Sledgehammer Shannon," the Lawyer Who Is Uber’s Worst Nightmare | Mother Jones
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lawyer  internethangover  uber  article  motherjones  instapaper 
december 2015 by davemee
Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web
Late in 2014, I was abruptly pardoned and freed from Evin prison in northern Tehran. In November 2008, I had been sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail, mostly over my web activities, and thought I
internethangover  article  criticism  social  instapaper  guardian 
december 2015 by davemee
Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism
The US Congress quietly passed an important piece of legislation this month. The Space Resource Exploration and Utilisation Act
Larry  Page  evgeny  internethangover  guardian  Silicon  Valley  article  Corporations  instapaper 
november 2015 by davemee
We can’t allow the tech giants to rule smart cities
Manuela Carmena, the Podemos-backed mayor of Madrid, rides public transport to the city hall. Photograph: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Ima
Public  Transport  article  smartcity  internethangover  guardian  Democracy  technology  instapaper 
october 2015 by davemee
Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) — Bad Words — Medium
It wasn’t Professor Plum in the Library with the Candlestick. So what killed Twitter?
abuse  social  twitter  tech  instapaper  internethangover  culture 
october 2015 by davemee
Fear and sadness in Silicon Valley - Fortune
Ever-rising valuations for 'unicorn' tech companies is coming to an end.
funding  fortune  article  startups  unicorn  instapaper  internethangover  siliconvalley  vc 
october 2015 by davemee

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