A ‘World Without Mind’: Big Tech’s Dangerous Influence

Big Tech – Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon -- pose an existential threat because they come between us and reality, a new book contends. Continue reading at '[email protected]'

[ [email protected] | 2017-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The long-suffering news business keeps getting big promises from Big Tech

With Google under pressure to clamp down on YouTube conspiracies and low-quality clickbait, the search giant is launching a major new effort aimed at strengthening its relationship with news publishers–and perhaps keeping them from going under. At an event in New York today, the company... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Big Tech 'greenwashing' its environmental responsibilities ahead of COP26?

COP26, the UN’s climate change conference billed as “the world’s last best chance” to prevent the most disastrous effects of global warming, kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday. Delegates from around the world will convene to hammer out another round of emission reduction targets with a goal of... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-10-29 17:00:38 UTC ]
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Hannah Gold | 'You can’t change the world, but you can try to influence your little corner'

"If you can give children hope and empowerment, it makes them much more inclined to do something,” says Hannah Gold. “Frightening children about climate change just makes them paralysed with fear.” Gold is speaking to me over video call from her home in Lincolnshire about her début children’s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-09 19:32:48 UTC ]
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Regnery Signs Hawley's 'The Tyranny of Big Tech'

Regnery Publishing has acquired Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s 'The Tyranny of Big Tech' after the book was dropped by Simon & Schuster shortly after the riot that took place at the nation's Capitol on January 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp’s Stephanie Layser Is Tired of Big Tech Bullying

Covid-19 has hit publishers especially hard, from lost revenue due to keyword blocking and changing consumer news preferences. News Corp has been deeply affected, suffering a net loss of $1 billion in the third quarter of 2020. Stephanie Layser, vp of advertising technology at News Corp, spoke... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-15 19:21:32 UTC ]
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Jennifer Weiner’s ‘Big Summer’ is a breezy romp through online influencer culture

While other book releases are being pushed back, “Big Summer” was moved up, because it’s just the escape we need right now. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Matt Ruff’s ‘88 Names,’ virtual reality dangers bleed into the real world

Ruff makes his adventures fashioned from electrons and bytes read as authentically as any naturalism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-27 16:56:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: Sharjah’s World Book Capital Ceremony, Tech Forum, and More

Today, our listing of changes to plans amid the COVID-19 emergency features news from the UAE, Canada, the UK, France, and the United States. The post Coronavirus: Sharjah’s World Book Capital Ceremony, Tech Forum, and More appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-16 14:12:55 UTC ]
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Journey to the Interactive World of Big City Map

Imagine being able to walk around the world of your favorite comic book series. Big City Map is based on the world of comics book Brotherman. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-23 10:42:14 UTC ]
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News Corp Answers Big Tech by Exploring its Own News Distribution Site

In a response to most news publishers’ checklist of needs from a digital conduit to their content, News Corp is Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-09-12 18:30:12 UTC ]
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Atlantic signs Letwin's 'ingenious' book on danger of tech

Atlantic Books has signed an "urgent and ingenious" book on the risks of interlinked technology by ex-Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 10:07:33 UTC ]
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Big Tech Can Stay Ahead of Regulators by Breaking Itself Up

Regulators are coming after Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and it could get ugly. The companies would benefit by acting pre-emptively. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-06-10 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast

Antitrust action alone won’t solve all the problems posed by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-06-07 18:39:40 UTC ]
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AAP Speakers Take On Big Tech

At the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting held June 3, two speakers called for the power of the huge technology companies to be regulated. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Google could be targeted in the first antitrust probe of Big Tech under Trump

The investigation into the company’s search and “other businesses” may signal the end of Washington’s recent hands-off approach to regulating tech giants. The Justice Department’s antitrust division is laying the groundwork for an investigation of Google, according to reports in The Wall Street... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-01 01:34:36 UTC ]
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Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China

Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-05-23 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Europe backs new laws that clamp down on Facebook, Google, Big Tech: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayEurope just pushed through another... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Big Facebook Critic Fears Tech’s Business Model

Roger McNamee was a mentor Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. Now he has written a book about the "Facebook catastrophe." Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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