The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour edited by O Society September 10, 2019 We are swimming in writing. Our lives have become, in the words of the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff, an “electronic text”. Social media platforms have created a machine for us to write to. The bait is that we are interacting with other … Continue reading The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?

The Oligarchy’s Plans For Our Future Keep Getting More Stupider

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society August 21, 2019 It’s rare to get a billionaire to share their grand plans for the future, which is weird because billionaires pretty much rule the world. Whenever they do, though, it’s always something incredibly sociopathic, like replacing all jobs with billionaire-owned automation/AI and giving people a Universal Basic … Continue reading The Oligarchy’s Plans For Our Future Keep Getting More Stupider

The Great Hack: film goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance capitalism’ out of control by Carole Cadwalladr edited by O Society July 22, 2019 Cambridge Analytica became the … Continue reading The Great Hack: film goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing

by Joseph Stiglitz edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Facebook and some of its corporate allies decided what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact Facebook thinks so reveals much about what is wrong with twenty-first-century American … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing

Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information

by Meghan Graham edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail. It’s complicated to delete this private information, and options to … Continue reading Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information