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Tech & Society Techonomy Events

The Many Facets of Techonomy 2019

Techonomy 2019 conference is next week. We'll range from how to remedy tech's harms to new architectures to computing to startups finding new ways to create food. Today's tech landscape is so intertwined that we believe it helps to think about all those things together.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Facebook’s Creating a Content “Supreme Court.” That’s a Problem.

This should have U.S. regulators challenging the world’s largest social media company's right to operate with virtually no oversight. Thankfully, the European Union is taking action.   More

E-Commerce Innovation Tech & Society

How to Understand China’s Social E-Commerce Giant

If you're interested in e-commerce, pay attention to rapidly-growing Pinduoduo--a Chinese fusion of elements that call to mind Costco, Disneyland, and QVC.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Tech & Society

The App Economy Has a Problem With Strangers

The author explains why tech companies have an urgent responsibility to create tools to protect consumer safety.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

Big Data Isn’t Removing Tech’s Bias. It’s Worsening Social Problems.

Collecting more data doesn’t actually improve diversity, fairness and justice. It increases how much people are surveilled by poorly regulated tech companies.   More

From the Magazine Tech & Society

Are You Related to a Killer? Police Want to Know.

Tech innovations are empowering consumers—and law enforcement. But civil liberties leaders are concerned.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Tech & Society

Tech Workers are Rising Up. The Industry Must Change.

The tech industry faces growing pressure to prioritize people over profits. Much of the scrutiny comes from the emerging tech worker movement.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Can Tech Make Us Happier IRL?

He founded Meetup to help people connect offline. Now he wants tech to find new ways to bring people together.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy NYC: Down on Tech, but Upbeat About a Humanized Future

The big takeaway from this year's New York conference: Our approach to creating technology must change. It has to become more intentional, human-centered, and explicitly responsible.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Tech & Society

How to Manage — and Remove — Bias in AI

We have a tremendous opportunity to design fairness and transparency into our decision-making systems.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society

How Facebook and Google Changed Privacy’s Meaning

To understand privacy, you have to define it. Our writers unpack the evolving meaning of privacy in the digital age.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg’s Privacy Contradictions

The Facebook CEO's 3200 word paean to privacy is fraught with implications, not all of them necessarily intended. For all the words, this company is not yet devoted to privacy. Investors looking at all this might be inclined to sell.   More

Jobs Tech & Society

Diversity Difficulties in Tech: Women need to be prepared to change the rules

“We have to rethink everything. If you think about the world we’re living in, men designed it. They selected the players. They selected the rules. Then, they selected what ‘winning’ looks like. We don’t quite fit that. Women have to be fundamentally prepared to change the rules.”   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

What Two 2020 Presidential Candidates Said on the Techonomy Stage

Presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker and Andrew Yang are advocates for tech and believers in its economic importance. Yes, they are techonomists, and both have spoken on our stage. Hear their take on the issues in these exclusive conference videos.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

My Trump-Era Davos Takeaways: Optimism on UN & Climate

The reports may have made it sound grim, but my takeaway from Davos was optimism about beating back climate change. And the idea that business can make money while doing good for the planet and society is a more and more mainstream idea.   More

Government International Affairs Tech & Society

Why Silicon Valley Demands Diplomats

In 2017 Denmark elevated technology and digitalization to a foreign policy priority, and appointed Casper Klynge ambassador to Silicon Valley. He was just profiled in the New York Times, so we are republishing this essay he wrote for us earlier this year. He will speak at Techonomy 2019 in November.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Our Theme for 2019: Collaborating for Responsible Growth

To operate successfully in this new era, we are all going to have to learn to collaborate more. The problems and opportunities faced by the world and the United States cannot be addressed by any sector or industry alone.   More

From the Magazine Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Facebook, China, and Ethical Tech: Key Techonomy Topics of 2018

Three major topics rose up repeatedly in Techonomy events and editorial in 2018: the fall of Facebook, the rise of China, and concerns about the negative impact of connected devices on our brains, the economy, and society. A look back.   More

Partner Insights Tech & Society

UiPath’s Community Fuels Our Unprecedented Growth

UiPath might be the fastest-growing enterprise software company of all time. What’s their secret? The company's vice president of enabling technologies explains their record growth.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Study: Preschoolers Targeted with Marketing in Apps

A new study finds that most apps aimed at preschoolers are using questionable marketing techniques to encourage in-app purchases.   More