An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack.
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It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
One Medical provides primary healthcare services to people across the US.
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Like the EU and unlike the US, China is trying to rein in the power of big tech companies. Can we learn from these efforts?
Despite its ‘innovator’ status, Apple usually wasn’t the first one to offer groundbreaking new features. But it knew how to adopt existing features in groundbreaking ways.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson announced a set of proposed regulations requiring tech companies to report child sexual abuse material.
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The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
The vast majority of high-profile big tech whistleblowers in recent years have been women.
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Frances Haugen, Timnit Gebru and Janneke Parrish are at the forefront of a group of high-profile women calling out big tech. Is there a connection between their gender and their role as whistleblowers?
A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.
The age of the free speech free-for-all is over – but public online spaces are possible.
To complete his deal, Elon Musk now needs the nod from a majority of Twitter’s shareholders and US corporate regulators.
We are connecting ourselves, our homes and our workplaces to lots of internet-enabled devices: smartwatches, smart lightbulbs, toasters, fridges … How to keep all their data private?
Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia — but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.
Tech companies do not make it easy or affordable to get products repaired.
Tech companies still make it difficult to get gadgets repaired.
Tech giants such as Spotify like to claim they are platforms, not publishers, and aren’t editorially responsible for the content they host. But with COVID threatening lives, they have to do better.
A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
Black women have been harassed and censored on social media. What will they face in the metaverse?
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Today’s social media is plagued by racism and sexism. Without intentionally building the metaverse to be inclusive, it will be, too.
Big tech is increasingly capitalising on opportunities to consolidate their power, raising constitutional questions about legitimacy, rights and democracy in the digital age.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech.
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to addressing online harms if it wants to remain a human rights leader and champion of internet freedom.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a US Senate Committee, October 5
Far from unassailable, Facebook and Google act like organisations terrified they are about to peak. We can make it harder for them to buy growth.