Outrage over $10 billion ‘giveaway of galactic proportions’ to Bezos in NDAA

November 17, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Progressives on Wednesday slammed what they called a proposed $10 billion handout to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos—the world’s first multi-centibillionaire—in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act as a “giveaway of galactic proportions” in the face of growing Read more…

Palestinians condemn Israel surveillance revelations as ‘organized state terrorism’

November 8, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Activists from Palestinian groups recently designated “terrorist organizations” by Israel’s government expressed outrage and resolve Monday following revelations that their phones were hacked with Pegasus spyware, and amid the exposure of a sweeping facial recognition surveillance campaign Read more…

Twitter admits algorithm favors right-wing politicians

October 22, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Contrary to claims by former U.S. President Donald Trump and other right-wing politicians and pundits that Twitter favors posts by liberals, new internal research shared Thursday by the social media titan showed that conservative tweets received greater algorithmic amplification Read more…

#NoTechForApartheid: Groups demand Amazon, Google stop profiting from Israeli crimes in Palestine

October 14, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams A day after hundreds of Amazon and Google workers condemned their employers for complicity in Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians, over 40 grassroots groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to amplify the efforts of activists around the world Read more…

Twenty Years After 9/11, ‘The Only Way to Effectively Counter Terror Is to End War’

September 11, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams As the United States on Saturday commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with plenty of patriotic zeal but perhaps too little introspection, peace advocates have marked the occasion by reflecting on the costs Read more…

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