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  • Activistas presionan a legisladores para detener las alianzas policiales de Amazon Ring

    RICHMOND, Va. – Grupos de derechos civiles están haciendo sonar la alarma sobre el sistema de timbre Ring de Amazon. Representantes de 30 grupos activistas firmaron recientemente una carta abierta a legisladores locales y federales instándoles a frenar las asociaciones de vigilancia que Ring tiene con los departamentos de...
  • Activists Press Lawmakers to Stop Amazon Ring’s Police Alliances

    RICHMOND, Va. — Civil rights groups are sounding the alarm about Amazon’s Ring doorbell system. Representatives from 30 activist groups recently signed an open letter to local and federal lawmakers urging them to curb the surveillance partnerships that Ring has with police departments. Homeowners can use Ring to record video of...
  • Politicians Say, “Break Up Big Tech!” But What Would That Look Like?

      Techlash has been brewing for years. No one should be surprised that “Break up big tech!” is a major talking point for many 2020 presidential hopefuls. But how, exactly, would this be accomplished? And, what would the world look like in the aftermath? Let’s start with a few observable...
  • 5 ways to have a Happy School Year

    For kids, the start of a new school year is like New Year’s Eve: a chance to start fresh and set intentions for the year ahead. It’s a time to reboot, make new friends, get new clothes and gear, and find new opportunities to fuel their passions. As parents,...
  • After Amazon pulls out of New York, Google and San Jose must focus on community benefits

    Tech corporations and municipalities must prioritize residents’ concerns as part of huge tech deals Silicon Valley Rising San Jose – Last week Amazon withdrew its plans to open a headquarters in Queens, New York, after intense community opposition. In San Jose, Google’s plans to develop a new 8 million...
  • Just How Dangerous Is Alexa?

    Just How Dangerous Is Alexa? Shelly Palmer The “willing suspension of disbelief” is the idea that we (the audience, readers, viewers, content consumers) are willing to suspend judgment about the implausibility of the narrative for the quality of our own enjoyment. We do it all the time. Two-dimensional video...

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