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Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech (Hardback)

By Foroohar, Rana

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An award-winning Financial Times columnist exposes the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies, our economies and ourselves Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating system...s run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
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ISBN 9780241404287
Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241404287
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 7 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Foroohar, Rana
Category Social Issues
Ethical Issues & Debates
Business Ethics
Hi-Tech Manufacturing Industries
Information Technology Industries
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 303.483
Weight 592g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Technology - Social aspects, Corporate power, Electronic commerce, Information society
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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