Big Tech’s Tangle with Data, Privacy and Trust

Published on
May 29th, 2019
8 minutes

Big Tech’s Tangle with Data, Privacy and Trust

Future Fears ·
Featuring Roger McNamee

Published on: May 29th, 2019 • Duration: 8 minutes

Roger McNamee, who manages private equity firm Elevation Partners with U2's Bono and other investors, talks about the challenges new technologies pose to society. McNamee breaks down hacking, data breaches and artificial intelligence. This video is excerpted from a piece published on Real Vision on February 22, 2019 entitled "Facebook and the Future of the Social Internet."



  • MZ
    Mike Z.
    17 June 2019 @ 00:18
    Another useless skit on an old interview. Why does RV produce these time wasting, content filling vids when people could go back and watch the original video if they so desire. As a founding member, it pisses me off.
  • lD
    lance D.
    2 June 2019 @ 14:44
    Yeah i never thought about AI like that inheriting the old biases & yo! that is one calming voice you got there so i will listen to more hahah
  • GF
    Gordon F.
    2 June 2019 @ 00:43
    I think the idea that regulation is going to fix the problems in Facebook and Google is hopeless. Facebook, Google, and their advertisers are going to buy far more influence with Congress than private individuals will ever exert, and none of the gatekeepers have any interest in "bicycles for the mind". They want their users addicted to their platforms and unable to resist being guided where the corporate AIs are programmed to guide them. I am part of that small minority that is not on FB. I signed up for an account, spent about 30 minutes looking around, and signed out, never to return. It was clear on that brief tour that it is a time sink and, while it might have some fun features, it would not enhance my happiness or quality of life. And I don't need or want any more time-sinks in my day. It might be a workable fix to prohibit FB from selling advertising or selling any information to advertisers. Put it strictly on a subscription model where the users have to pay a small monthly or annual fee, and that is where it derives its income. But the chances that such legislation could ever be passed is ZERO. Of course, all other social media platforms would have to be placed under the same rules. It would be a different world, and hard to see where it might go.