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You know, it’s not a given that there is an ‘online’ and ‘offline’ world out there. When you use the telephone, you don’t say that…
Whether greater cybersecurity requires a greater sacrifice of our digital freedoms is an important debate that we should be having, preferably with all the facts…
When someone at the State Department proclaims Facebook to be the most organic tool for promoting democracy the world has ever seen – that’s a…
We need to start seeing privacy as a commons – as some kind of a public good that can get depleted as too many people…
Universities ought to be aware of the degree they would want to accept funding from governments like China to work on, say, face recognition technology.
To me, the success of the cyberactivists in Tunisia is actually very interesting, because many of them explicitly rejected any support from Washington.
There is this absurd assumption that the revitalisation of the public sphere is always a good thing. I think people tend to confuse ‘civic’ and…
There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has…
The message I’m trying to send is that technology is political, and that many decisions that look like decisions about technology actually are not at…
The implications are clear: Facebook wants to build an Internet where watching films, listening to music, reading books and even browsing is done not just…
The decentralized nature of online conversations often makes it easier to manipulate public opinion, both domestically and globally. Regimes that once relied on centralized systems…
Sleephackers go to bed with sensors on their wrists and foreheads and maintain detailed electronic sleep diaries, which they often share online. To shift between…
Look at something like cooking. Now, you would hear a lot about smart kitchens and augmented kitchens. And what do those smart kitchens actually do?…
Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher who celebrated the anguish of decision as a hallmark of responsibility, has no place in Silicon Valley.
It’s true that virtually all new technologies do trigger what sociologists would call ‘moral panics,’ that there are a lot of people who are concerned…
If we don’t like rent control, we ought to oppose it on political and social grounds – and not just by arguing that, thanks to…
I want to prevent us reifying ‘the Internet’ as something to be preserved like some people want to preserve the American Constitution as it was…
If China’s expansion into Africa and Russia’s into Latin America and the former Soviet Union are any indication, Silicon Valley’s ability to expand globally will…
As smart technologies become more intrusive, they risk undermining our autonomy by suppressing behaviors that someone somewhere has deemed undesirable.
When it is about technology, there is this tendency to just reject all criticism as being anti-technological and anti-modern. I think this is very unhealthy.
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