Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For? - The New York Times


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SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Poulson, a Google research scientist, recently became alarmed by reports that the company was developing a search engine for China that would censor content on behalf of the government. While Dr. via Pocket
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2 days ago by jburkunk
SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Poulson, a Google research scientist, recently became alarmed by reports that the company was developing a search engine for China that would censor content on behalf of the government. While Dr.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Tech workers at companies like Google are starting to question which ultimate purpose they’re building things for.
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6 days ago by kohlmannj
It’s about time that technology workers factor the outcome of their work into their decision to work on it.

> Across the technology industry, rank-and-file employees are demanding greater insight into how their companies are deploying the technology that they built. At Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce, as well as at tech start-ups, engineers and technologists are increasingly asking whether the products they are working on are being used for surveillance in places like China or for military projects in the United States or elsewhere.
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> That’s a change from the past, when Silicon Valley workers typically developed products with little questioning about the social costs.

This is a good thing.
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8 days ago by thingles
Laura Nolan, a software engineer in Ireland, left Google in June over the company’s involvement in Project Maven, an effort to build artificial intelligence for…
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8 days ago by leftyotter
Laura Nolan, a software engineer in Ireland, left Google in June over the company’s involvement in Project Maven, an effort to build artificial intelligence for…
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9 days ago by trs
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9 days ago by stephenfrancoeur
Tech employees concerned their products are being deployed for government surveillance or censorship are increasingly asking their employers how the technology is being used.
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9 days ago by bradbarrish
Laura Nolan, a software engineer in Ireland, left Google in June over the company’s involvement in Project Maven, an effort to build artificial intelligence for…
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9 days ago by sevas
Lmao Google’s leadership is trash Here we

- erase any difference between China & US
- igno…
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9 days ago by whyitsjeff
SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Poulson, a Google research scientist, recently became alarmed by reports that the company was developing a search engine for China that would censor content on behalf of the government. While Dr.
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10 days ago by odelano
Tech employees concerned their products are being deployed for government surveillance or censorship are increasingly asking their employers how the technology…
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10 days ago by evansims
Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?
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10 days ago by girma