6 Feeds in Publications

Steve Bannon: Facebook controls your life – video

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 23, 2018 4741

Steve Bannon has distanced himself from Cambridge Analytica and said Facebook controls people's lives through algorithms. The former White House chief strategist was speaking at the FT Future of News conference in New York. It was his first public appearance since the Observer and the Guardian revealed that the personal data of about 50 million people in the US had been harvested and improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

'Tech CEOs are like cult leaders' – the artists taking on Facebook and big data

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 22, 2018 4535

Langland and Bell are celebrating their 40th year together – by taking an uncompromising look at Silicon Valley’s utopian promises

By a remarkable coincidence, on Wednesday, right as Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the unfolding Facebook data-breach scandal, British artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell opened their new exhibition about the unchecked power Facebook and the other big tech companies wield.

How Blockchain could help us take back control of our privacy | Josh Hall

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 21, 2018 4283

The Cambridge Analytica breaches show the dangers of leaking personal, sensitive data online – but there’s a way to avoid this

The Cambridge Analytica scandal poses some serious questions about the integrity of democracies in the information age. From Trump to Brexit, the dirty tricks apparently offered by CA’s top executives should cause concern everywhere that elections happen.