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The Resource Don't be evil : how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us, Rana Foroohar

Don't be evil : how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us, Rana Foroohar

Label
Don't be evil : how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us
Title
Don't be evil
Title remainder
how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us
Statement of responsibility
Rana Foroohar
Title variation
Do not be evil
Title variation remainder
how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A penetrating indictment of how today's largest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric, and our minds. 'Don't be evil' was enshrined as Google's original corporate mantra back in its early days, when the company's cheerful logo still conveyed the utopian vision for a future in which technology would inevitably make the world better, safer, and more prosperous. Unfortunately, it's been quite a while since Google, or the majority of the Big Tech companies, lived up to this founding philosophy. Today, the utopia they sought to create is looking more dystopian than ever: from digital surveillance and the loss of privacy to the spreading of misinformation and hate speech to predatory algorithms targeting the weak and vulnerable to products that have been engineered to manipulate our desires. How did we get here? How did these once-scrappy and idealistic enterprises become rapacious monopolies with the power to corrupt our elections, co-opt all our data, and control the largest single chunk of corporate wealth--while evading all semblance of regulation and taxes? In [this book], Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar tells the story of how Big Tech lost its soul--and ate our lunch. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access--won through nearly thirty years covering business and technology--she shows the true extent to which behemoths like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon are monetizing both our data and our attention, without us seeing a penny of those exorbitant profits. Finally, Foroohar lays out a plan for how we can resist, by creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foroohar, Rana
Dewey number
384.3/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.8.U62
LC item number
F67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet industry
  • Information technology
  • Corporate power
  • Business and politics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
  • Business and politics
  • Corporate power
  • Information technology
  • United States
  • Information technology
  • Corporations
  • Business and politics
  • Technologieunternehmen
  • Digitalisierung
  • Marktmacht
  • Datenschutz
Label
Don't be evil : how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us, Rana Foroohar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A summary of the case -- The valley of the kings -- Advertising and its discontents -- Party like it's 1999 -- Darkness rises -- A slot machine in your pocket -- The network effect -- The Uberization of everything -- The new monopolists -- Too fast to fail -- In the swamp -- 2016 : The year it all changed -- A new world war -- How to not be evil
Control code
1110147963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 337 pages
Isbn
9781984823984
Lccn
2019023898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029555944
System control number
(OCoLC)1110147963
Label
Don't be evil : how big tech betrayed its founding principles--and all of us, Rana Foroohar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A summary of the case -- The valley of the kings -- Advertising and its discontents -- Party like it's 1999 -- Darkness rises -- A slot machine in your pocket -- The network effect -- The Uberization of everything -- The new monopolists -- Too fast to fail -- In the swamp -- 2016 : The year it all changed -- A new world war -- How to not be evil
Control code
1110147963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 337 pages
Isbn
9781984823984
Lccn
2019023898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029555944
System control number
(OCoLC)1110147963

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