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No, you're not entitled to your opinion
The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.
debate  ethics  philosophy  media  journalism 
yesterday by evilsofa
'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian
A graduate of Stanford University, Harris studied under BJ Fogg, a behavioural psychologist revered in tech circles for mastering the ways technological design can be used to persuade people. Many of his students, including Eyal, have gone on to prosperous careers in Silicon Valley.
technology  ethics  cognition  design 
yesterday by craniac
The Atlantic: What Facebook Did to American Democracy
Alexis Madrigal: "The information systems that people use to process news have been rerouted through Facebook, and in the process, mostly broken and hidden from view."
facebook  ethics  government  media 
3 days ago by pb
Troy Hunt: What Would It Look Like If We Put Warnings on IoT Devices Like We Do Cigarette Packets?
What Would It Look Like If We Put Warnings on IoT Devices Like We Do Cigarette Packets?
iot  privacy  ethics 
3 days ago by tamberg

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