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Maybe it's time to strip Section 230's protections for big tech

Maybe it’s time to strip Section 230’s protections for big tech

  It was 1995. Bill Clinton was in the White House. Seinfeld and Friends dominated primetime on TV. Radiohead was on the radio. The internet was still an innocent baby (except for porn, of course), but people could anticipate that it was going to be huge. That year, the story […]

Did Big Tech just help kill New York’s revenge porn bill?

Did Big Tech just help kill New York’s revenge porn bill?

  The bill would not only have made the nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a misdemeanor, but it would have also helped victims sue web platforms for failing to remove the offending images. It’s that last part that appears to have lured Google and web-hosting sites into the fray. […]

Big tech is changing the world — but we need to have a say

Big tech is changing the world — but we need to have a say

  This week, Google quietly dropped its defining motto, “don’t be evil.” The move comes as Google recently entered into a deal with the Pentagon to develop better artificial intelligence for facial recognition in its killer drone program. That Google is using its massive research capacity for military applications should […]