Brands in the Era of Privacy

Between the voluntary information that we give companies in order to use their services, and the involuntary information that is gleaned about us while we use other services, nearly all of our information is available online.

California’s Landmark Bill Could Mark the End of the World’s Gig Economy

The California Senate just approved a bill requiring contractors to be considered as employees, extending them the same rights and benefits that on-demand services like ride-hailing and restaurant delivery services had skipped over in favor of trying to tap into cheaper labor.

Would You Use Facebook For Dating?

There are three areas where this feature could be a disaster for society in general. First, we're giving even more personal information to Facebook, not exactly the most trustworthy actor out there. Second, the dating feature could just as easily tear people apart as bring them together. And finally it could create the conditions for a large amount of harassment by bringing sex into a platform that has tried to stay as family friendly as possible. 

Instagram is Testing Removing Public Likes Totals from Posts – and the World Will Be a Better Place

It is no surprise that humans are competitors, and as a result the number of likes has become a sort of measurement stick between different people and even between the types of things that people post themselves. And where there is competition and measurement, there are winners and losers.