Corporations, Economy, Social Problems, Technology

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite. This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where business leaders’ public positions on automation’s impact on workers did not match the views they shared privately. Image: This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where business leaders’ public positions on automation’s impact on workers did not match the views they shared privately. By Kevin Roose Jan. 25, 2019

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Social Media, Social Problems, Technology

The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism. Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” says digital services like Google and Facebook claim private human behavior “as something to be bought and sold in the marketplace.” By Natasha Singer Jan. 18, 2019

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Family, Media, Social Problems, Technology

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains? A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development. A $300 million research project is studying 11,800 children through adolescence to see how drug and alcohol use, concussions, and screen time may affect brain development. A $300 million research project is studying 11,800 children through adolescence to see how drug and alcohol use, concussions, and screen time may affect brain development. By Benedict Carey Dec. 10, 2018

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