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The Racist Origins of America’s Tech Industry

How the tools built to conduct the U.S. Census fueled Nazi genocide, internment, and state-sanctioned racism — and helped usher in the digital age

Illustration by Zoë van Dijk

OnOn a freezing day in December 1896, an American inventor by the name of Herman Hollerith rushed to catch a train out of the Russian city of St…




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Yasha Levine

Yasha Levine

Yasha Levine is an investigative journalist and author of “Surveillance Valley, The Secret Military History of the Internet.”

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