Boss of Private Messaging App Signal Labels AI as ‘Surveillance Technology’

Meredith Whittaker, the president of private messaging app Signal, shed light on the intrinsic link between AI and Big Tech’s surveillance capitalism, emphasizing the profound implications of the technology on privacy and user data during her appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Whittaker went so far as to label AI as “surveillance technology,” which may be why the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe are rushing to integrate AI into everything they do.

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Back from the Dead: Senate Democrats Urge FCC to Reinstate ‘Net Neutrality’

Twenty-seven Senate Democrats have written a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reinstate Title II common carrier regulations on internet service providers, a regulatory move marketed to the public as “net neutrality,” little more than two weeks after the Biden White House appointed a new commissioner to the agency.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., walks through a Senate corridor after telling her Democratic colleagues that she will not seek reelection in 2024, at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 14, 2023. Feinstein's months-long absence from the Senate has become a growing problem for Democrats. Feinstein's vote is critical to confirm President …

Google Antitrust Trial: DuckDuckGo Founder Claims Internet Giant Stifles Competition Through Exclusive Deals

In the ongoing antitrust trial against Google, Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of search engine DuckDuckGo, testified about the substantial barriers his company faces in competing with the internet giant. Weinberg attributed these challenges to Google’s exclusive deals with phone companies and equipment manufacturers to be the default search option on devices.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: In this photo illustration, The Google logo is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London, England. Founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google now makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and …

Media Lobbyists Back in DC to Push for JCPA Corporate Media Welfare Bill

Over one hundred representatives from corporate media companies around the country will be in DC this month, pushing Congress to once again take up the repeatedly-nixed Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bailout bill for the legacy media industry, and perhaps one of the most-revived bills of all time.

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