The University of California, Berkeley has cut financial ties with Palantir, Peter Thiel’s Tolkien-inspired data company.
Advertisers are specifically targeting individuals based on their group identity, and algorithms are driving our choices as much as we’re driving them.
In his latest book, ‘Life After Google,’ futurist and entrepreneur George Gilder warns that Silicon Valley’s big tech companies will soon be undone by their own arrogance and new technologies such as blockchain.
Sorry, but I don’t happen to believe that lifelong surveillance and surveillance-based manipulation of my choices should be the price of a public education.
Google shows what ‘Silicon Valley progressivism’ means: being the Left’s enforcers in the culture wars, in exchange for dispensation for economic sins.
The Google memo controversy could tear up the implicit social contract we’ve all accepted with the big technology companies to whom we entrust our data.
A new book by math expert Cathy O’Neil, ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ discusses the social and economic problems created relying too much on algorithms.
A federal student unit-record system would enable the government to collect personally identifiable information on college students and link that data to lifelong workforce data.
Keith Law’s new book ‘Smart Baseball’ proves to be an indispensable (and math-free!) guide for fans seeking to understand moneyball and the blizzard of new statistics that are reshaping America’s national pastime.
The problem is not whether the proposed Internet privacy rules were good for consumers, but that they would be easily circumvented with the shell game of corporate subsidiaries.
Meet the industry that conjures life and often causes death yet argues, with a straight face, for ‘professional self-regulation.’
President Obama’s team has added meat to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Here’s a deprecatory ode.
Like Isaac Asimov’s Hari Seldon, people continue to foolishly fantasize that iWatches, apps, and big data will end the instability of freedom.
When companies collect Big Data on customers, government will view those databases as an irresistible temptation to further its will to control society.
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