Photo: Google’s HQ in Mountain View, CA.

by Michael Marinaccio

In a world filled with immense noise and distraction, what could be more harmful to political discourse than limiting what can be said and how? Twitter has banned political ads outright and now Google is cutting off all data targeting in its political advertising — a misguided…

Twitter bird affixed on Lake Como

Returning home in the 1920’s, Romano Guardini reflects on the paradigm shift afflicting the southern Italian countryside. He is saddened by new technologies and manufacturing growth which threaten to break his fellow countrymen who lack “the grim seriousness, violent power, and inner alertness to the monstrous that is demanded.” …

We sat around the yule log this holiday with my extended family, discussing the latest crash in the market. I quickly realized that not many people understand how the stock market works. Or, if they do, they have pretty typical fears that are validated the moment they trade their first…

(Voter clusters prepared by Cambridge Analytica for North Carolina in 2014.)

By Michael Marinaccio

The strangest thing about…

Cambridge, Facebook, Donald Trump, the Russians, and all my friends who milked 2016 for everything it was worth

…is that no one really did anything wrong — not from a technological standpoint, at least. And none of it is even new technology.

And…

Michael Marinaccio

I write on technology & ethics.

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