Media Bits and Bytes - July 16, 2019
- The Exemplary Legacy of the Chicago Defender
- Why Absolutely Everyone Should Be Concerned About Facial Recognition
- Why the Left Is Losing the Information Age
- Why I Cancelled My Amazon Prime Account
- Right-Wingers Say Twitter’s “Bias” Against Them Should Be Illegal
- Detroit Police Grapple with Officers' Social Media Missteps
- State Lawmakers Try to Bridge Widening Local-News Gaps
- Warning to Progressive Dems: You’re Leaving Corporate Media’s Comfort Zone
Though it will continue to publish online, the demise of the Defender as a physical object, a hundred and fourteen years after its founding, marks another sad milestone in the decline of print newspapers.
By Alex Perry
July 13, 2019
Some of the biggest names in the tech space are developing advanced facial recognition systems and selling them to governments around the world, but the general public might not fully understand all the risks they bring.
Liberals assumed digital technology would help their side. They forgot how power works.
Prime, like many other digital services—Uber, Postmates, Instacart, to name a few—encourages us to shop impulsively, to expect that we can always hit a button and get something more or less on-demand.