Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Corporate gatekeepers and big tech monopolists are making it more difficult than ever for independent media to survive. Please chip in today.

Technology



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 ·


Apple Sues Israel's NSO Group in Effort to Protect iPhone Users From Pegasus Spyware

"Spyware is a critical Israeli export," said Jewish Voice for Peace. "It's about time they are forced to be held accountable."

Kenny Stancil ·


Artists, Rights Groups Denounce 'Invasive' Palm-Scanning of Concertgoers by Amazon

"Thousands visit Red Rocks every month to experience amazing performances, not to be part of some dangerous biometric surveillance experiment."

Jessica Corbett ·


Why We Should Reject Mark Zuckerberg's Dehumanizing Vision of a "Metaverse"

The deeper implications of this apparent "technology coup" are troubling for the dealing with the looming climate crisis and urgent need to restore the environment.

Tom Valovic ·


Democrats Must Evolve Their Voter Communications Strategy

For Democrats, the problem is larger than just finding the next social media trend. It's about finding better ways to engage consistently with base voters.

Scott Goodstein ·


The FTC Created Facebook—It Has the Power to Take it Down

In addition to vigorously pursuing its antitrust case against the corporation, the FTC also has vast congressionally delegated powers that it can use to prohibit specific corporate conduct and force Facebook to use more publicly acceptable business practices.

Daniel A. Hanley ·


'Organized State Terrorism': Palestinians Condemn New Israeli Surveillance Revelations

"In case there was any doubt, technology powers apartheid."

Brett Wilkins ·


Big Tech Wants to Take the Wheel

If you want to see where things are headed and the risks ahead, just look at the trajectory of the automotive industry as it transitions to the electric and autonomous vehicles likely to dominate the market in the future.

Sarah Roth-Gaudette ·


'Pivotal Moment' as Facebook Ditches 'Dangerous' Facial Recognition System

"We cannot trust governments, law enforcement, or private companies with this kind of invasive surveillance," stressed one digital rights campaigner.

Brett Wilkins ·


Stalking the Messenger: Ending Impunity for Illegal Surveillance

It's thanks to the work of journalists that the crimes of state surveillance were first exposed. Now, they are among those being stalked.

Annie Game ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Common Dreams Logo