10th March 2017
Interesting news, articles and opinions that Doteveryone staff have discovered this week. Reading for everyone.
Exponential growth devours and corrupts
There is no higher God in Silicon Valley than growth. No sacrifice too big for its craving altar. As long as you keep your curve exponential, all your sins will be forgotten at the exit.
A right to repair: why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere and Apple
Farmers like fixing their own equipment, but rules imposed by big corporations are making it impossible. Now this small showdown could have a big impact.
London's black cab industry needs a regulatory overhaul to compete with the likes of Uber, say academics
A study by UWE and Greenwich University suggest the capital's cab industry needs a complete regulatory overhaul to compete with the ride-hailing app and other businesses like it.
Encryption Is a Luxury
The people who most need privacy often can’t afford the smartphones that provide it. Last year, a team of technology experts warned against giving law enforcement special access to encrypted communications.
Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break
The premise was this: The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits over sustainable growth, and shareholder profit over shared prosperity.
We need to rethink adoption in the social media age, says senior judge
Too many children are being forcibly adopted against the wishes of their families and prevented from having any contact with their natural parents, a senior judge has suggested.
What do Uber, Volkswagen and Zenefits have in common? They all used hidden code to break the law.
On March 3rd The New York Times broke the biggest story about Uber yet. Since 2013, Uber has used a sophisticated tool to undermine local law enforcement at every turn.
U.S. consumers now spend 5 hours a day on their mobile devices
The time U.S. users are spending in mobile apps is continuing to grow; according to new data released this week by analytics firm Flurry, we’re up to 5 hours per day on our mobile devices.
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