Zoe Quinn was an independent game developer with an abusive ex. He went to the dark corners of the internet and convinced a small army of trolls that (sexism alert) she’d only succeeded by sleeping with a reviewer. In short order, people we now know as the alt right methodically set out to do everything possible … Continued
UpFront Tech is a podcast of political conversations about technology and the tech industry.
We explore how new tech affects our brains, our relationships, our society and our politics; how tech companies affect the distribution of wealth and power, and how they’re transforming specific places — like the San Francisco Bay Area, where we live.
We don’t just ask what the future looks like — we ask what it should look like, and how to get there.
Two weeks after Charlottesville, the national conversation about extremism flipped 180 degrees, from “what do we do about white supremacist groups?” to “what do we do about antifa?” So, how did it happen? We take you inside the chat rooms where right-wing extremist groups planned their image-management strategy before protests in Charlottesville, VA; then into … Continued
Harvard Business School professor Benjamin Edelman is troubled by one thing many of the latest tech darlings have in common: building a business by breaking the law. He thinks it won’t stop until someone in government makes an example of someone in tech — and if he had his druthers, it might be Uber. Like … Continued
What we’re planning with the newest podcast from KPFA: UpFront Tech. Music: “Scuba” by Simun Mathewson, under Creative Commons – Attribution License.