A new social contract for Big Tech

Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, 2015. As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres -- warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2 billion internet users. Picture taken August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari

In this world of endless technology that permeates all our lives, how can individuals, institutions, and governments harness its positive contributions while protecting each of us, no matter who or where we are?

That’s a central question addressed by the guest expert on this episode in his new book from the Brookings Institution Press, titled, “Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design.” Author Dipayan Ghosh is Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. A computer scientist by training, he has served as a technology and economic policy adviser in the Obama White House and as a Privacy and Public Policy Adviser at Facebook.

He’s interviewed here by Robert Wicks of the Brookings Institution Press.

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