Students in Hyderabad protest against Facebook. The yellow sign reads: ‘Defend net neutrality’.Photo: Mahesh Kumar/AP Photo

No, Mr Zuckerberg

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Illustration by Livio Fania

Can search engine rankings swing elections?

Research psychologist Robert Epstein on how the new technologies invisibly shape public opinion – and what we must do about it.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Whether it's done by secret police or computer algorithms, being stripped of privacy is fundamentally dehumanizing.Photo: Newarpp/Thinkstock

I spy with my little algorithm

Everybody wants your private data. Bruce Schneier on how surveillance has become the business model of the internet.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

FACTS – Internet giants

This month's fact spread presents details about the internet and the corporate giants who monopolize it.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  (centre) and friends play with virtual reality gear at a high-level gathering earlier this year.Photo: Kay Nietfield/Reuters

Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Semantically engineered crops

Semantically engineered crops

Louise Sales reports on word games in the GMO industry.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Illustration: Donough O’ Malley

The Disrupted

Jim Thomas on the winners and losers of emerging technologies.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Switched on

Technology, whether low or high, needs to be appropriate and within reach to make a difference.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Facts - Mind the technology gap

Technology can be a big enabler – yet the difference in terms of what’s available to rich and poor is vast.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Women of the Nicolás Bravo community demonstrate their methods of selecting corn plants for seeds during an agroecology training course, Chiapas, Mexico. Photo: Nils McCune

'Because the river told me'

Peasant farmers resisting the violence of agribusiness. By Nils McCune.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.Photo: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Net gains for politicians

Steve Parry explains why politicians and the internet don't get on.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
New app could help Iranians avoid morality police

New app could help Iranians avoid morality police

Hazel Healy reports on an innovation that could help women in Iran.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now running for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination, stopped by the Googleplex for a 'fireside chat' with Eric Schmidt, July 2014.Photo: Youtube screenshot

If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world?

Internet users used to be worried about government control of the web but the opposite may be true, writes Chris Spannos

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

In the eye of a Twitter storm

Steve Parry experiences Trolling and is still recovering.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
YES: Security researcher Meredith L Patterson co-founded the field of language-theoretic security in 2005. Her research examines how errors scale into systemic cascade failures. She is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Is social media doing social harm?

Meredith L Patterson and Deanna Zandt go head to head.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

The case against the future

Hal Niedzviecki considers the case against the future.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Photo: Zoo/Alamy

Will humans survive the new economy of the 21st century?

Edouard Tétreau makes the case for a more humane economics.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Photo: Brian Jackson/Alamy

Mind your own business

Privacy International’s Eric King on resisting surveillance.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
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