Workplace technology will make us better and offer more freedom than ever before, but our mental and emotional well-being could be at stake if we lose touch with what makes us human to begin with, our personal connection to others.
Facebook has become a critical surveillance tool for governments, from tracking dissidents to building facial recognition systems, reinforced by its latest Russian data leak. Other web companies may know us better, but only Facebook makes its observations available to the world.
Prior to this my personal motivations for deleting Facebook have centered around the platform's toxicity, addictive nature or the bias present in our newsfeeds. But now Facebook feels like a genuine risk to my privacy; perhaps even my personal safety.
The sad truth is that Facebook's network has become so ingrained in society across the world that we simply cannot function without it anymore and thus we'll look past the latest breach. What must change to make the Facebooks of the world more like the Googles?
When given the opportunity for a free pass to Jason Calacanis’ Launch Scale Conference it did make sense to make the time. The exposure to other founders, investors, and the whole startup ecosystem can’t be done as efficiently in other ways.
Without legal rules to govern, companies leave themselves open to lawsuits from family members affected by terrorism who will say they had a responsibility not to broadcast extremism. It will be beneficial to have a legally mandated standard to which social media companies comply.