Tag: technology

My TED talk: how I took on the tech titans in their lair

The reporter who broke the Cambridge Analytica–Facebook scandal has taken down the tech giants for undermining democracy. In a TED Talk in Vancouver, Carole Cadwalladr called out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for their role in helping authoritarians consolidate their power in different countries. Some quotes from the TED talk Facebook, you were on the wrong side…

Here’s how we can break up Big Tech

Sen. Elizabeth Warren published an extensive plan on Friday to break up big tech companies likes Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. If elected president in 2020, Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said that she would pass legislation that would classify large tech platforms with annual global revenue of $25 billion or more as “platform utilities,” and break them apart via…

Report: Teachers Find Technology Mostly Helpful in Classroom

Report: Teachers Find Technology Mostly Helpful in Classroom

New research suggests that a majority of teachers believe technology is helping them do a better job in the classroom. The research also suggests that many educators are concerned digital devices can cause physical and mental harm to students. All annotations in context. The 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey was published by the website Campus Technology. Of those questioned, 44…

David M. Perry Twitter thread on tech & surveillance in teaching

Thread by @Lollardfish: “Good morning. My theory on technology in the classroom is this: Our choice is between surveillance vs teaching students to use tech well. Ba […]”

Hacking Happiness in the Information Age

Hacking Happiness in the Information Age – Taking Note – Medium by an author (Medium)

Expert tips for cultivating lasting fulfillment

An interview from Evernote’s Taking Note blog on happiness, screentime, and balance in our lives. Some ideas of interest: First, we need to stop thinking about happiness as a single monolithic concept. There are different kinds of happiness — and some are more fulfilling and long-term than others: Short-term happiness: Psychologists refer to this as “hedonic” happiness, derived from the…

The New Octopus

The New Octopus (Logic Magazine)

Technology has spawned new corporate giants. Their control of society’s digital infrastructure threatens our democracy. What should we do about it?

A post about the challenges of gigantic corporate control over the digital infrastructure of society. More on the problem: The problem, however, is not bigness per se. Even for Brandeisians, the central concern was power: the ability to arbitrarily influence the decisions and opportunities available to others. Such unchecked power represented a threat to liberty. Therefore,…

Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them.

Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them. by Brian X. Chen (nytimes.com)

It’s time to stop using technology and the internet as though you were shopping at a supermarket.

It’s time to stop using technology and the internet as though you were shopping at a supermarket. In a grocery store, you can reasonably assume that the food labels are accurate and the products safe to eat, because the food industry is heavily regulated. The handling of personal digital information, in contrast, is loosely regulated. There…

Unbelievable technology tips success stories

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How geek ideas can make you sick

The 15 best science fair idea youtube videos. What wikipedia can’t tell you about science facts. Why do people think computer support specialists are a good idea? 9 ideas you can steal from best stores. How applications made me a better person. 19 things you don’t want to hear about tech reviews. Why accessories are…