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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our …

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Tim Berners-Lee on the huge sociotechnical design challenge – TechCrunch

Tim Berners-Lee on the huge sociotechnical design challenge – TechCrunch In a speech discussing ethics and the Internet, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has tasked the technology industry and its coder army with paying continuous attention to the world their software is consuming as they …

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The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations – TechCrunch

The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations – TechCrunch David Gorodyansky Contributor More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of …

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Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web – TechCrunch

Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web – TechCrunch “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known (and knighted) creator of the World Wide Web. “The web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use …

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out …

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Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook – TechCrunch

Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook – TechCrunch As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards …

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European MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy – TechCrunch

European MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy – TechCrunch A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal — meaning it will now face further debate and scrutiny in the parliament, rather than be fast-tracked …

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Platform power is crushing the web, warns Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the world wide web, its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has sounded a fresh warning about threats to the web as a force for good, adding his voice to growing concerns about big tech’s impact on competition and society. The web’s creator argues that the “powerful weight …

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