Tag: Silicon Valley

  • Employer surveillance against workers spreads

    By Steven Hill,  Hans Böckler Stiftung, December 2, 2022

    Silicon Valley says technology will liberate. In reality, it is trapping workers inside a Big Brother panopticon where you don’t even know when and how you are being watched.

    The relentless tentacles of Big Brother digital surveillance continue to creep into the workplace and the lives of workers.…

  • The Digital Wild West Needs a Sheriff

    By Steven Hill, American Purpose, October 6, 2021

    Licenses and permits are standard fare in the brick-and-mortar world. Why not for internet companies?

    Since the birth of the Big Tech media platforms fifteen years ago, democracies around the world have been the subjects of an unfolding experiment based on this question: Can a nation’s crucial news and information infrastructure depend on digital technologies that facilitate (a) a global free-speech zone of (b) unlimited audience size with (c) non-human, algorithmic curation of massive volumes of disinformation that (d) can be spread with unprecedented ease?…

  • Corona-fied: Employers are now spying on remote workers in their homes

    by Steven Hill, Salon, October 5, 2020

    Employers have begun using digital surveillance technology to increase control and maintain productivity

    The future of work is here, ushered in by a global pandemic. But is it turning employment into a Worker’s Paradise of working at home? Or more of a Big Brother panopticon?…