Join Damon Beres, Editor-in-Chief of OneZero, in conversation with Cory Doctorow as they discuss surveillance capitalism, tech monopoly power, and the quest for a more open web.
It’s a new era for Big Tech. Weeks after the deplatforming of Donald Trump—and with a new administration in the White House—the time is ripe to reexamine the power wielded by the giants of surveillance capitalism. How did corporations like Facebook, Google, and Amazon amass such power? How do we build a more open Web? What are the critics missing? We’ll explore these topics and more in an illuminating discussion about the past, present, and future of the internet.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.