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Landlord 2.0: Tech’s New Rentier Capitalism

By selling us hardware but retaining ownership of software and data, tech companies are treating users like digital tenants

WWhen Tim Cook and his fellow executives hit the stage for Apple’s event on March 25, it was to announce a major strategic pivot. The company knows that its markets for iPhones, iPads…

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Jathan Sadowski

author — TOO SMART: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World — https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/too-smart