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Fast Company
May 17, 2024
Big Tech could give this 19th-century antiabortion law an Orwellian facelift

As you read this, Big Tech’s surveillance practices are already putting abortion seekers at risk. Tech companies have built multibillion-dollar empires by collecting, storing, and selling as much user data as possible. And despite their promises to the contrary, many of these companies are still hoarding abortion seekers’ sensitive location and search history data.

Giliann Karon by Giliann Karon
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Tech Policy Press
Jun 13, 2023
Big Tech’s Toxic Business Model Could Land Abortion Seekers in Jail. Here’s How to Stop Them.

Virtually everything we do online is tracked by companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, from what we buy to the news we read. This type of surveillance isn’t just a byproduct of these companies’ products — collecting and monetizing user data is a fundamental part of their business models. Now, it could land abortion-seekers in jail.

Nicole Gill Aditi Ramesh
by Nicole Gill, Aditi Ramesh,
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Fast Company
May 16, 2023
POV: Is OpenAI CEO Sam Altman the new Mark Zuckerberg?

Instead of welcoming Altman with a bipartisan steak dinner in his honor, Congress must subject the new Zuckerberg to the scrutiny his technology merits and the public deserves.

Nicole Gill
by Nicole Gill,
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Fast Company
Dec 23, 2022
Meta would be making a mistake handing Trump back the keys to Facebook

As the leaders of two tech and media watchdog groups, we’ve closely tracked Trump’s online behavior since he incited that deadly insurrection, and we can unequivocally say: There is no justification for allowing Trump back on Facebook.

Nicole Gill
by Nicole Gill,
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Tech Policy Press
Oct 14, 2022
Elon Musk Owning Twitter is A National Security Threat

Despite all the headlines about the online and real-world danger Musk’s control of Twitter could cause, one is getting overlooked: Elon Musk owning Twitter is a national security risk to the United States.

Nicole Gill Jesse Lehrich
by Nicole Gill, Jesse Lehrich,
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Teen Vogue
Oct 26, 2021
Instagram Is Bad for Teen Mental Health — We Want to Know All the Data

It’s time for Facebook to release the remainder of its internal research on the effects Instagram has on young people. We stand ready to support all efforts to build a safer space for all of us.

Zach Praiss by Zach Praiss
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Euractiv
Jun 21, 2021
Don’t throw out the Digital Services Act’s key accountability tools

The Digital Services Act’s provisions on risk assessment and audit must stay and be improved if we are to hold tech companies accountable for harmful business models and rights violations.

Jesse Lehrich
by Jesse Lehrich,
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Mercury News
Aug 16, 2020
Facebook is a hate-for-profit machine. Here’s a quick fix

Facebook says it brings the world closer together, but its own research shows it divides us.

Jesse Lehrich
by Jesse Lehrich,
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