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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:07 PM

Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked.

The Evil List
Maybe it was fake news, Russian trolls, and Cambridge Analytica. Or Travis Kalanick’s conniption in an Uber. Or the unmasking of Theranos. Or all those Twitter Nazis, and racist Google results, and conspiracy theories on YouTube. Though activists, academics, reporters, and regulators had sent up warning flares for years, it wasn’t until quite recently that the era of enchantment with Silicon Valley ended. The list of scandals—over user privacy and security, over corporate surveillance and data collection, over fraud and foreign propaganda and algorithmic bias, to name a few—was as unending as your Instagram feed. There were hearings, resignations, investigations, major new regulations in Europe, and calls for new laws at home. There was an industry that insisted it now valued privacy and safety but still acted otherwise. There was WeWork, whatever that was.

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What did we find? While the major U.S. tech companies topped the vote—read on to find out which came in at No. 1—our respondents are deeply concerned about foreign companies dabbling in surveillance and A.I., as well as the domestic gunners that power the data-broker business. No one thinks Twitter is the worst thing that could happen to a planet, but a lot of people worry about it a little. Companies with the potential to do harm can be as distressing as those with long records of producing it. Privacy people care a lot about misinformation, but misinformation people might not be so worried about privacy. Almost everyone distrusts Peter Thiel. And some people don’t have a problem with Amazon or Apple or even Facebook at all—which is why we included dissents for many of the top companies on our list.

https://slate.com/technology/2020/01/evil-list-tech-companies-dangerous-amazon-facebook-google-palantir.html


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blueseas Jan 2020 OP
msongs Jan 2020 #1
defacto7 Jan 2020 #2
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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:14 PM

1. some dems candidates love the number one offender on this list nt

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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:06 PM

2. Kick and Recommend

Even though most will either not read it or after reading ignore the message. Ignoring inconvenient facts is so much easier than facing reality and improving one's self. That's the one factor these companies know and rely on to survive and conquer.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:59 PM

3. How true.

I can't even get family members to stay away from Wal Mart, McDonald's or Chick-Fil-A. People just don't care anymore.

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