Nothing to lose but their personal data siphons
May 3, 2018 5:43 AM Subscribe
Why Silicon Valley can’t fix itself, by Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, Guardian.
Tech humanism fails to address the root cause of the tech backlash: the fact that a small handful of corporations own our digital lives and strip-mine them for profit. This is a fundamentally political and collective issue. But by framing the problem in terms of health and humanity, and the solution in terms of design, the tech humanists personalise and depoliticise it.Disrupt the disruption.
If being technological is a feature of being human, then the power to shape how we live with technology should be a fundamental human right.
- Richard M. Stallman, NYMag: No Company Is So Important Its Existence Justifies Setting Up a Police State
- We're Sorry about the Internet (previously)
- Previously: Coders of the World, Unite! (and BTW, we are coming for you.)
- Sen. Graham (R-SC): "If Congress does not follow through with new rules for internet companies, we’ll look like a bunch of idiots." Avoiding that dunce cap will be difficult. (NYT)
- Meanwhile, some care for the self as a practice of freedom (previously, and apologies to Michel Foucault)
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