13th April 2017
Interesting news, articles and opinions that Doteveryone staff have discovered this week. Reading for everyone.
Free Police Body Cameras Come With a Price
On Wednesday, Taser International announced it is changing its name to Axon—and that it is offering every police department in the United States free body cameras, plus free software and data storage for one year. This announcement is a big deal, but not because it’s a great boon to policing. It isn’t.
Should robots be given employment rights?
It seems every day sees a new dire warning about the effect that robots will have on the job market. With Deloitte estimating that 11 million UK jobs are at high risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years.
Whitehall woes: why is no one talking about our crumbling civil service?
Nine months on from the EU referendum, it feels like the country is going through yet another recession, maybe even a depression. But it's not an economic downturn - instead, it's a political one.
Why people prefer unequal societies
There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal.
Europe vs Silicon Valley: behind enemy lines with the woman deciding Google's fate
Margarethe Vestager doesn't like being told what to do. A liberal in the classic style, she believes in free speech, free assembly, free trade - and choices free from undue influence.
Why everyone hates Uber
Over the last few months, public disgust for Uber has reached a fever pitch. As the company lurches from one scandal to another, it almost seems like Uber can't catch a break. But taking a look at the company's behavior over the last few years, it's easy to see why so many people are so angry with Uber.
Time to decide on Internet of Things liability
We are at a very important decision point in internet history. Will we accept insecure and unsafe Internet of Things (IoT) devices that erode our privacy and open our home networks to intrusion from hackers?
Something is breaking American politics, but it's not social media
Here’s something everyone knows: Social media is driving American politics into a ditch of partisanship. Political junkies log on and cocoon themselves in a bubble of friendly punditry, appealing fake news, and outrageous acts from the other side.
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