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Moral panics over new technology always hide deeper problems we don’t want to deal with.

Illustration of people reaching towards a smartphone with a rainbow over the smartphone to represent LGBTQ youth.
Illustration of people reaching towards a smartphone with a rainbow over the smartphone to represent LGBTQ youth.
Image courtesy of the author


Ron worked in a biotechnology lab before becoming homeless six years ago. Photos by Talia Herman for OneZero

A group of ex-tech workers, gig employees, and locals priced out of the housing market are fighting for affordable housing in Silicon Valley


Gamblers flock to a new kind of online casino that’s open 24 hours a day

Caption: A Crash betting game on nanogames.io.


Open Dialogue

Evan Selinger in conversation with Mary Berk

Illustration: Julia Moburg/Medium; source: Getty Images


Open Dialogue

Evan Selinger in conversation with Clive Thompson

Illustration: Julia Moburg/Medium; Source: Getty Images


Big Technology

‘Maybe we’re having a bust right now, but it’ll boom again’

Mat Honan


Woof

Photo courtesy of Owen Williams


‘Oh, your algorithm update lowers revenue and decreases usage? Ship it!’

Photo: Solen Feyissa/Unsplash



‘Alexa, Call Mom!’ watches, listens, and exploits your grief for capitalistic gain

The author sits in the dark behind the Amazon Echo, which is surrounded by lit candles in a seance-style set up.
The author sits in the dark behind the Amazon Echo, which is surrounded by lit candles in a seance-style set up.
Photo courtesy of Nouf Aljowaysir

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