articles tagged: apps
tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble
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tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble

As more and more people become disillusioned with social media, a new breed of grifter blaming old human follies on technology is trying to cash in on their misery.

new chinese app recruits citizens to spy on “deadbeat debtors”
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new chinese app recruits citizens to spy on “deadbeat debtors”

In a move straight of a Dickensian cyberpunk novel, a Chinese app alerts citizens if someone in debt is within 500 meters, and encourages spying on their spending habits.

and now for a little technophobic paternalism
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and now for a little technophobic paternalism

Tech skeptic Evgeny Morozov doesn't seem to think smartphone app users have any agency or free will.