March 14, 2024

Tech Talk with Cory Doctorow addresses exploitation

The Daily

Cory Doctorow’s Tech Talk on Feb. 26 brought forward concerns around the exploitative practices of tech companies and how we might go about solving them.

In an article in UW’s The Daily, the author, activist and journalist shared different ways large companies are capitalizing on users’ data, and suggested there are factors that can keep the behavior in check.

“It may be true that the law can’t force a corporate sociopath to conceive of you as a human being entitled to dignity and fair treatment… but it can make that executive act as though he thinks you deserve those rights,” Doctrow said.

Read the full article here.