Jul 23, 2022Liked by Ayesha Khan, Ph.D.

After watching “The Social Dilemma”, I started using Qwant, because they claim that they don’t track you and don’t sell your data.

Predictably, I have a harder time finding “what I’m looking for”. But this article makes me wonder if what I’m looking for has been dictated to me by this machine. Thank you!

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Interesting article and refreshing to see. We need to be discussing these issues a lot more. Have you looked at Mark Andrejevic's work on Digital Enclosures?

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I read this article and the next in the series, and both are excellent. I teach Social Justice to business students at a Catholic University, but I only have time for one lecture on this topic. (Here it is, if you are interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h015ufAR7DA&t=11s)

My question is this: what is to be done? In my lecture, I have very few answers. Perhaps in the third part of this series, you can concentrate on that.

Thank you for the very careful and complete work. The graphics, btw, are very useful.


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Author of the Randonautica app confirmed on a livestream that both his app and TikTok are using data they steal from user's minds with hardware backdoors.

His (yours?) naivety is thinking the military isn't using this for terrorism.


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Loved this. Thank you!

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