Trust, Transparency and Totalitarianism
Posted at 8:00h, 04 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Don’t look at us: Mark Zuckerberg started it. Last week, The Guardian published a piece entitled Facebook and Google: most powerful and secretive empires we’ve ever known, and, considering the power and reach of the platforms, they’re not merely tech companies: more accurately, they are perhaps two of the most powerful nation-states in the world […]
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The Technology Sniff Test
Posted at 8:00h, 13 Sep 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
As we were riding the Citibike down 9th Avenue early one morning, the exhaust fumes from the buses heading into the Lincoln Tunnel conjured up memories of London and the early morning smell of the traffic exhaust there. Funny how certain smells can almost fool the senses and transport one to a different time and […]
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Users In Charge
Posted at 8:00h, 23 Aug 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Back in the day, Esther Dyson (and Daphne Kis) hosted an invitation-only conference called PC Forum, and anyone who was anyone in tech would mark it in stone on his/her calendar, (most of them) flying their private jets to Scottsdale, AZ for the annual hegira. At the relative dawn of social, the theme of the […]
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The Payback is a Bitch Edition
Posted at 16:19h, 05 Jul 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
As promised, no editorial this week due to the holidays, but rust and tech – and hubris, it seems – never rests, and given the increasing amount of connectedness/surveillance/ control of which tech is capable, and with governments at the table and in the code, fyi: Google My Activity shows everything that company knows about its users ­ and there’s a lot Facebook's Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse. Facebook is becoming an echo chamber that prevents us from being confronted with opinions we don't agree with The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb. Maybe you’re not as smart as you think – and ‘they’ ar...
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