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Senate Dems Tell Facebook, Google CEOs to Fulfill Pledges to End Spread of Climate Disinformation

"Despite years of rhetoric to the contrary, your companies have not only allowed climate disinformation to flourish on your platforms, but have profited from it."

Jessica Corbett ·


Watchdog Demands to Know More About Commerce Secretary's Talks With Big Tech

"It is critical that the Commerce Department gives the American people a full accounting of with whom Raimondo has been meeting and whom she has rebuffed, as arguably the most corporatist appointee in President Joe Biden's cabinet."

Brett Wilkins ·


44 House Dems Urge FCC, FTC to Boost Privacy Protections for Consumers' Location Data

The lawmakers lamented that "apps can harvest personal information, such as geolocation and phone identifiers, even after users denied permission for such sharing."

Brett Wilkins ·


Amnesty Scorecard Finds Twitter Failing to Protect Women From Online Abuse

"As our world has become increasingly dependent on digital spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic, it's critical that Twitter meet this moment with demonstrated commitment to improving the online experiences of all users, regardless of their identity."

Jessica Corbett ·


'I'm Asking You To Help': Amazon Employee Describes 'Sheer Brutality' of Work to Senators

"Amazon's high-tech sweatshop caused me to develop plantar fasciitis... I take what little time I have to run to the bathroom just to cry."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Bombshell': Israeli Spyware Used to Hack iPhones of US State Department Officials

Calling the Israel-based spyware maker NSO Group an "in-plain-sight national security threat," one expert warned that "a multi-agency investigation is immediately needed."

Jessica Corbett ·


The Federal Trade Commission Has the Power to Break Up Big Tech

Lina Khan, Biden’s FTC chair, promises to take a more aggressive regulatory approach.

David Rosen ·


This Is How Amazon Is Fueling the Climate Crisis

It's easy to see how Amazon is able to provide its products so cheaply and undercut its brick-and-mortar competitors when it doesn't need to play by the same rules.

Simon Whalley ·


UNESCO Members Adopt First Global AI Ethics Agreement 'To Benefit Humanity'

"We're at a critical juncture in history," said Ethics in Tech founder Vahid Razavi. "We need as humans to come together and decide what is the best course of action to take with these technologies before they surpass us in their abilities."

Brett Wilkins ·


Unaccountable Institutions Are Ruining Democracy—and Your Life

If abuses of power go unchallenged, those who wield power will continue to consolidate it. It’s a vicious cycle that erodes faith in democracy and breeds cynicism.

Robert Reich ·

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