[The real election hack; Big media merger mania; Google can
incriminate you; Amazon’s endless tentacles; SXSW follows tech to
the dark side; Tweeting bitterness and changing the conversation ]
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 MEDIA BITS AND BYTES – THE BIG HACK EDITION  
[https://portside.org/2018-03-20/media-bits-and-bytes-big-hack-edition]


 

 March 20, 2018
Portside 

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 _ The real election hack; Big media merger mania; Google can
incriminate you; Amazon’s endless tentacles; SXSW follows tech to
the dark side; Tweeting bitterness and changing the conversation _ 

 , Hill Illustration/Garrett Evans 

 

	* THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA FILES – CAROLE CADWALLADR (THE GUARDIAN)
 	* THE FUTURE OF TIME WARNER, COMING SOON TO A COURT NEAR YOU –
JOHN KOBLIN (NEW YORK TIMES)
 	* TO FIND SUSPECTS, POLICE QUIETLY TURN TO GOOGLE – TYLER DUKES
(WRAL)
 	* HOW AMAZON’S BOTTOMLESS APPETITE BECAME CORPORATE AMERICA’S
NIGHTMARE – SHIRA OVIDE (BLOOMBERG)
 	* THE RECKONING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA HAS TRANSFORMED SXSW – CASEY
NEWTON (THE VERGE)
 	* TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS LEVERAGE HUGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWINGS FOR
GUN CONTROL – ALI BRELAND (THE HILL)

THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA FILES

By Carole Cadwalladr
March 18, 2018
The Guardian
[https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump]

Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking
the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US
electorate.

THE FUTURE OF TIME WARNER, COMING SOON TO A COURT NEAR YOU

By John Koblin
March 17, 2018
New York Times
[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/business/media/time-warner-att-justice-department.html]

The trial over the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is set
to start in United States District Court.

To Find Suspects, Police Quietly Turn To Google

By Tyler Dukes
March 15, 2018
WRAL
[http://www.wral.com/to-find-suspects-police-quietly-turn-to-google/17377435/]

In at least four investigations last, Raleigh police used search
warrants to demand Google accounts not of specific suspects, but from
any mobile devices that veered too close to the scene of a crime.

HOW AMAZON’S BOTTOMLESS APPETITE BECAME CORPORATE AMERICA’S
NIGHTMARE

By Shira Ovide
March 14, 2018
Bloomberg
[https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amazon-industry-displacement/]

To be Amazoned means to have your business crushed because the company
got into your industry. And fear of being Amazoned has become such a
defining feature of commerce, it’s easy to forget the phenomenon has
arisen mostly in about three years.

THE RECKONING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA HAS TRANSFORMED SXSW

By Casey Newton
March 14, 2018
The Verge
[https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/14/17114180/sxsw-social-media-ev-williams-steve-huffman-mark-warner-eddie-cue]

Academics, business leaders, and Facebook executives weighed in on how
social platforms spread misinformation, encourage polarization, and
promote hate speech. It wasn’t the first time SXSW has examined the
darker side of social media, but it felt like the most sustained
reflection on the subject to date.

TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS LEVERAGE HUGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWINGS FOR GUN
CONTROL

By Ali Breland
March 3, 2018
The Hill
[http://thehill.com/policy/technology/376530-teen-shooting-survivors-leverage-huge-social-media-followings-for-gun]

The teenagers have built their followings in part by being able to
engage in the kind of combative, often humorous tweets that get social
media attention. Their curt responses to conservative media
personalities have earned tens of thousands of retweets. 

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