Countering the Inordinate Power of the Big Technology Companies

Corporate power in the technology domain is a complex cartography but it is not indecipherable. It takes intelligence and subtlety to address the problem of autonomously self-propagating information systems that have grown too large, too fast and in all of this speed and runaway self-replication represent something of an atavistic return to a state of accelerated reproduction which in cells occurs in (or as) cancer.

Facebook’s “Safety Check”

Social realities have always been culturally-mediated spaces but when these spaces are themselves aligned to corporate financial gain, even genuinely or potentially useful post-disaster communications and humanitarian tools seem hollow and superficial...