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The years of almost unfettered enthusiasm about the benefits of the internet have been followed by a period of techlash as users worry about the actors who exploit the speed, reach and complexity of the internet for harmful purposes. Read full Article

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In early 2006, I got a call from Chris Kelly, then the chief privacy officer at Facebook, asking if I would be willing to meet with his boss, Mark Zuckerberg. I had been a technology investor for more than two decades, but the meeting was unlike any I had ever had. Mark was only twenty-two. Read full Article

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The annual conclave of the rich and powerful this month in Davos, Switzerland, put the longstanding debate about the social responsibility of corporations front and center by proclaiming its official theme as “stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world. Read full Article

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It feels strange writing you a letter, I admit. Letters are generally addressed to an individual or a limited group of people. It’s unusual to write to humanity as a whole. You don’t even have a postal address, and I doubt you get much correspondence. Still, I thought it was time I wrote. Read full Article

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A recent headline, Narcissists Horrible People but Happy struck a nerve globally, at least on the social media channels that I follow. Read full Article

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IN NOVEMBER 1999 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the web’s address book, held its inaugural annual gathering. Read full Article

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The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published Monday, international charity Oxfam called on governments to implement policies that may help to reduce wealth inequality. Read full Article

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A. The purpose of a company is to engage all its stakeholders in shared and sustained value creation. In creating such value, a company serves not only its shareholders, but all its stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers, local communities and society at large. Read full Article

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What kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our economic system for future generations, we must answer it correctly. Generally speaking, we have three models to choose from. Read full Article

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In the past 50-100 years, we have created immense prosperity. In 2019, global GDP is expected to reach almost US$ 90,000 billion, compared to just over US$ 1,000 billion at the start of the previous century. Read full Article

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What city you live in. Who you date or marry. Which job you choose. What clothes you wear. We all think we make these choices ourselves. It certainly feels like we’re in full control. Read full Article

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In the smart city, cameras, sensors, networked objects, and algorithms gather intelligence about the built environment and the people who inhabit it, ostensibly to provide decision-makers (or decision-making software) with information that can enable more efficient provision of services — includin Read full Article

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BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters. Read full Article

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The way we view work life is influenced by the way we view the world. This view rests on the most fundamental assumptions we make about reality. Read full Article

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The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. Read full Article

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ABOUT A CENTURY ago, engineers created a new sort of space: the control room. Before then, things that needed control were controlled by people on the spot. Read full Article

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More than any designer this side of Cupertino, Matias Duarte has made phones easy to use. During his tenure at Google — first overseeing the design of Android — the vice president of… Read full Article

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We may come to remember this decade as the one when human beings finally realized we are up against something. We’re just not quite sure what it is. More of us have come to understand that our digital technologies are not always bringing out our best natures. Read full Article

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We were promised community, civics, and convenience. Instead, we found ourselves dislocated, distrustful, and disengaged. In April 1997, Wired magazine published a feature with the grand and regrettable title “Birth of a Digital Nation. Read full Article

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Below are some of the key messages presented in ‘Technology versus Humanity’, adapted and expanded for the purpose of clarification. Many of these memes are still very much work-in-progress and will be expanded upon in my upcoming keynotes, talks and presentations. Read full Article

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