It is very clear that power in our societies is changing. After the financialization of our economies under neoliberal globalization, we have a new layer of corporate power emerging from the platform economy. This process is very well described by Frank Pascuale in the recommended text we excerpt below, under the concept of Functional Governance.... Continue reading →
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Writing for Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow summarizes the conclusions of a standout interview with Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of the post-neutrality web. Cory Doctorow: Stanford’s Futurity interviews Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of a non-Neutral internet,... Continue reading →
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Secretly held and designed algorithms have a large power over our lives and work opportunities and are becoming a form of nefarious power that big corporations hold over us. Moreover, as Cathy O’Neil shows in this presentation, they often incorporate human biases. What can we do to resist ? Find out here. From the shownotes... Continue reading →
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Jerome Roos: In January 2017, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the infamous Doomsday Clock featured on the cover of its journal to 2.5 minutes before the hour — the second-closest to midnight it has been since its inception in 1947. “This year’s deliberations felt more urgent than usual,” the Board noted,... Continue reading →
Republished from Motherboard’s Soundcloud: The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose... Continue reading →
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