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Alexis C Madrigal

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Tech’s Fractal Irresponsibility Problem
It’s Thursday, so there’s another small scandal in the tech world. Hate groups that Facebook had booted from its platform after the murder of Heather Heyer have slithered ...
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Sarah Lewis, a curator and Harvard professor, was standing in the Museum of the Confederacy when she got a call from the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. ...
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Against Big Philanthropy
The world’s tech titans are amassing some of the biggest fortunes ever created. Some, like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, are giving most of it away. While there ...
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A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it. This is the ...
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The Meaninglessness of the Stock Market Index in a Digital World
GE, which has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Teddy Roosevelt was president in 1907, will be pulled out of the basket of 30 ...
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What We Know About Facebook’s Latest Data Scandal
A new report in The New York Times contains a startling fact: Working with a 2013 BlackBerry device, a reporter was recently able to use special access Facebook ...
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The telephone swept into Americans’ lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people ...
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A Belgian Legislator Berates and Scoffs at Mark Zuckerberg
On Tuesday, as the deadline to implement the sweeping European internet rule known as the General Data Protection Regulation approached, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the European Parliament in ...
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When You’re Not Just the Product on Facebook, but the Manager
In the near future, if Facebook fulfills its stated goal, a billion people will be part of a “meaningful group” on the service, up from 200 million now. ...
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Will Facebook’s New Ad-Transparency Tools Protect Democracy?
Time and again, when facing criticism about the Facebook’s role in elections, the company’s executives have promised to provide maximal transparency about the advertising that runs on their ...
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