Roger Mcnamee

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg at the virtual Facebook Connect event at which the company announced its rebranding as Meta. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

This week offered a few revealing glimpses of what the future of remote working will look like. It will be, its architects promise, “transcendent”, “s(...)

Web Summit founder and CEO  Paddy Cosgrave delivers a speech on the opening day of the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

With rain coming down in buckets in Lisbon at the weekend, there were many who wondered if this year’s Web Summit might be a washout. That it was happ(...)

The Acts propose algorithm transparency (no more corporate ‘secret sauce’ algorithms taking, using and analysing personal data in invisible ways); and a phasing-out of targeted advertising. Photograph: Getty

Softly, softly, a set of proposed European Acts have crept on to the winter horizon with little fanfare – until recent weeks, when the pending draft p(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Until recently, US presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign had offered only random signals as to its position on most of the major technology-rela(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Many weeks ago I received an unexpected but welcome invitation from the Oireachtas to give evidence before the Grand International Committee on Disinf(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will be in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Stephen Lam/File Photo/Reuters

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is to visit the company’s Dublin office on Tuesday. But it will be a flying visit for the founder of the so(...)

A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effecti(...)

Some Tesla board members have told company founder Elon Musk in recent days to stop tweeting. To date, he has not heeded that advice. Photograph: Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo

Members of Tesla’s board are scrambling to control a chief executive who some directors think is out of control. Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s(...)

The investigation found extremist pages that had a lot of followers would be treated with special consideration, in the same manner as pages for governments and large news organisations. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform even when it violated the company’s guidelines(...)

 Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica crisis  since the scandal broke. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Finally he spoke. Until Wednesday, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s ro(...)

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