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Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy. | Rita Gunther McGrath Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy. | Rita Gunther McGrath

A conservative estimate of how much your personal information is worth to these data brokers is on the order of $240 a year for each of us, for millions and millions of people. And that adds up to a really, really big number. And a lot of that data, right, and the advertising against that…

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Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation

Hey, everyone. This year I’m doing a series of public discussions on the future of the Internet and society and some of the big issues around that. And today I’m here with Yuval Noah Harari. A great historian and best-selling author of a number of books. His first book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,…

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How has the internet splintered our democracy? | Ramesh Srinivasan How has the internet splintered our democracy? | Ramesh Srinivasan

What has occurred is the internet, which was a publicly funded infrastructure, the web was also a nonprofit initiative. These technologies took all of our public input and monetized that and we directed that content in ways that suited these corporate interests. The intention wasn’t to necessarily threaten our democracy or any other institutions that…

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How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy

♪♪ ♪♪ SOLEDAD: OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, WE’VE GOTTEN A LOOK AT FAKE ADS PLACED ON FACEBOOK BY RUSSIAN PROPAGANDISTS DURING THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN. THOSE ADS WERE THE SUBJECT OF A HIGH-PROFILE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING WITH EXECUTIVES FROM FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND GOOGLE. FACEBOOK EXECUTIVES ESTIMATE MORE THAN 150 MILLION AMERICANS — OVER A THIRD…

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GZERO World S1E25: Fallout From A Fake Democracy GZERO World S1E25: Fallout From A Fake Democracy

If you are an opposition leader in Venezuela and you are popular or your leadership qualities are evident, you are either legally disqualified by the government, your party is not allowed to run in elections, you are in jail, or you are in exile. Chemical weapons attacks in Syria and an American response. In Hungary,…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor speaks out against Facebook: “The law does not protect you” Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor speaks out against Facebook: “The law does not protect you”

So talk about when you started to get disillusioned. It took place in two phases, Amy. The first part of it was I got disillusioned with Silicon Valley. Beginning around 2010, with the financing of Spotify, and then going on to Airbnb, Uber, Lyft and then Juul, I started to see companies that were clearly…

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Omar Suleiman Egyptians are not CULTURED enough to have democracy! ( مترجم بالعربي) Omar Suleiman Egyptians are not CULTURED enough to have democracy! ( مترجم بالعربي)

Tunisia and now of Jordan and Yemen and Syria what do you think these are young people who want world this is the Islamic current bush people you think that yes you don’t think it’s young people who want their rights their freedom I don’t think this only from the end people others are pushing…

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Fact-checking Facebook’s fantasies | FT Fact-checking Facebook’s fantasies | FT

I wrote a column recently fact-checking some of the claims that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, made in a recent speech at Georgetown University and some subsequent testimony on Capitol Hill, in which he was trying to defend the social media giant against accusations of incorrect political advertising, election manipulation, monopoly power, et cetera. We at…

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Capitalism as we know it is dead: Salesforce co-CEO Capitalism as we know it is dead: Salesforce co-CEO

MARIA: WELCOME BACK. A TOP TECHNOLOGY LEADER DECLARING, QUOTE, CAPITALISM IS DEAD, THAT’S ONE OF THE BLOCKBUSTER HEADLINES FROM MY SIT-DOWN WITH THE CO-CEO OF SALES FORCE, MARC BENIOFF SAID TO ME THAT FACEBOOK IS THE NEW CIGARETTES. WE COVERED A RANGE OF ISSUES FROM ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO HOMELESSNESS. WATCH. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THE…

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