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

 



Portside
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

By Carole Cadwalladr
March 18, 2018
The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

 

 
 

Interpret the world and change it

 
 
 

To unsubscribe, click here.