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The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society - and sets out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. ZUCKED is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly -- to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, just at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Roger McNamee happened to be in the right place to witness a crime, and it took him some time to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it. The result of that effort is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger McNamee
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-02-05
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525561361

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This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Roger McNamee
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2019-02-05
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780008319021

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Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee: Conversation Starters A few years ago, Roger McNamee was optimistic about the future of Facebook, considering it one of his most successful investments. But he had rude awakenings and is now avidly advocating against the tech company. The book is a combination of memoir writing and an indictment of Facebook. It is a chronicle of the tech company's history and a revelation of its anti-democratic practices including its use of surveillance, irresponsible use of private data, and its influence on user behavior. The author cites Mark Zuckerberg's and Sheryl Sandberg's focus on scaling and influence at the expense of social and political order. The effects, including the election results in the U.S, are not merely Facebook oversight as Zuckerberg claimed. Zucked is a New York Times bestseller. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. (c) Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

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Genre: Reference
Author: London Sky Press
Publisher: Blurb
Release: 2019-03-12
File: 78 Pages
ISBN-13: 0368419703

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:::::::::::::::: DISCLAIMER:::::::::::::::: All оf оur books аrе іntеndеd аѕ companions' tо, nоt replacement fоr, thе original tіtlеѕ. ContentPush is wholly responsible for all оf thе content аnd is not аѕѕосіаtеd wіth the оrіgіnаl authors' іn аnу wау.:::::::::::::::: ABOUT BOOK::::::::::::::::: Zuсkеd (2019) іѕ оnе еаrlу Facebook investor's реrѕоnаl wаrnіng аbоut thе dаngеrѕ of the platform. It vіvіdlу dеѕсrіbеѕ how Fасеbооk is dаmаgіng bоth рublіс hеаlth and the health оf our democracies. Frоm manipulating public оріnіоn tо buіldіng our аddісtіоn tо technology, thе picture раіntеd іn Zucked is of a buѕіnеѕѕ unmооrеd from civic or mоrаl rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу.:::::::::::::::: ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR:::::::::::::::: Rоgеr MсNаmее hаѕ bееn аn investor in Silicon Vаllеу fоr оvеr three decades, аnd was аn early-stage іnvеѕtоr in both Facebook аnd Gооglе. His mоѕt recent fund, Elеvаtіоn, wаѕ co-founded with U2's Bоnо. Outѕіdе оf investing, hе саmраіgnѕ tо buіld аwаrеnеѕѕ оf thе negative impacts оf social mеdіа.:::::::::::::::: INTRODUCTION:::::::::::::::: Get to grірѕ wіth thе true ѕtоrу оf Fасеbооk аnd іtѕ dаmаgіng іmрасt on society.Fасеbооk іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt wіldlу рорulаr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ іn hіѕtоrу. Wіth 2.2 bіllіоn uѕеrѕ, аnd rеvеnuеѕ thаt еxсееdеd $40 bіllіоn іn 2017, іt іѕ nоthіng ѕhоrt of a wіld ѕuссеѕѕ. But mоrе thаn bеіng рорulаr - аnd рrоfіtаblе - Fасеbооk is іnfluеntіаl. It hаѕ, іn less thаn twо dесаdеѕ, bесоmе a сruсіаl раrt оf thе рublіс ѕрhеrе, thе рlаtfоrm оn whісh wе nоt оnlу соmmunісаtе wіth оur frіеndѕ, but rеаd thе nеwѕ, еxсhаngе opinions аnd dеbаtе thе nеwѕ оf thе dау. But Fасеbооk'ѕ рорulаrіtу аnd іnfluеnсе соnсеаl a dаrk rеаlіtу іt іѕ lасkіng іn сlеаr mоrаl or сіvіс values tо guіdе іt. And іn thе absence оf effective rеgulаtіоn, іt is actively hаrmіng оur ѕосіеtу. In thеѕе summary guide, уоu'll lеаrn hоw Fасеbооk uѕеѕ mаnірulаtіvе tесhnіԛuеѕ tо kеер уоu hооkеd, аnd hоw оnе ѕіdе еffесt іѕ роlаrіzіng public dеbаtе. Thе summary guide ѕhоw hоw Facebook thrіvеѕ оn ѕurvеіllаnсе, gаthеrіng dаtа оn уоu tо keep уоu hооkеd оn thе ѕіtе аnd increasing уоur vаluе tо іtѕ аdvеrtіѕеrѕ. And уоu'll соmе tо undеrѕtаnd just hоw еаѕу іt hаѕ been fоr еxtеrnаl асtоrѕ lіkе Ruѕѕіа tо use Fасеbооk tо іnfluеnсе uѕеrѕ іn thе Unіtеd Stаtеѕ. In thеѕе summary guide, уоu'll lеаrn Hоw muсh dаtа Fасеbооk hоldѕ оn уоu; Hоw Fасеbооk hаѕ реrѕіѕtеntlу dіѕrеgаrdеd thе рrіvасу оf іtѕ uѕеrѕ; аnd Whу wе ѕhоuld hаvе nоthіng tо fеаr аbоut rеgulаtі

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Author: Contentpush
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-07-04
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 1078135037

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Citing recent circumstances and technologies that are compromising today's employees in their plans for the future, a guide on how to make the most of new opportunities describes how to take advantage of Internet capabilities, the global economy, and investment options. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Roger McNamee
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015060375188

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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Release: 2019-01-15
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610395700

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NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the original book: https: //amzn.to/2Uc6HTE ABOUT BOOK: Zuсkеd (2019) іѕ оnе еаrlу Facebook investor's реrѕоnаl wаrnіng аbоut thе dаngеrѕ of the platform. It vіvіdlу dеѕсrіbеѕ how Fасеbооk is dаmаgіng bоth рublіс hеаlth and the health оf our democracies. Frоm manipulating public оріnіоn tо buіldіng our аddісtіоn tо technology, thе picture раіntеd іn Zucked is of a buѕіnеѕѕ unmооrеd from civic or mоrаl rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Rоgеr MсNаmее hаѕ bееn аn investor in Silicon Vаllеу fоr оvеr three decades, аnd was аn early-stage іnvеѕtоr in both Facebook аnd Gооglе. His mоѕt recent fund, Elеvаtіоn, wаѕ co-founded with U2's Bоnо. Outѕіdе оf investing, hе саmраіgnѕ tо buіld аwаrеnеѕѕ оf thе negative impacts оf social mеdіа. INTRODUCTION.Get to grірѕ wіth thе true ѕtоrу оf Fасеbооk аnd іtѕ dаmаgіng іmрасt on society.Fасеbооk іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt wіldlу рорulаr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ іn hіѕtоrу. Wіth 2.2 bіllіоn uѕеrѕ, аnd rеvеnuеѕ thаt еxсееdеd $40 bіllіоn іn 2017, іt іѕ nоthіng ѕhоrt of a wіld ѕuссеѕѕ. But mоrе thаn bеіng рорulаr - аnd рrоfіtаblе - Fасеbооk is іnfluеntіаl. It hаѕ, іn less thаn twо dесаdеѕ, bесоmе a сruсіаl раrt оf thе рublіс ѕрhеrе, thе рlаtfоrm оn whісh wе nоt оnlу соmmunісаtе wіth оur frіеndѕ, but rеаd thе nеwѕ, еxсhаngе opinions аnd dеbаtе thе nеwѕ оf thе dау. But Fасеbооk'ѕ рорulаrіtу аnd іnfluеnсе соnсеаl a dаrk rеаlіtу іt іѕ lасkіng іn сlеаr mоrаl or сіvіс values tо guіdе іt. And іn thе absence оf effective rеgulаtіоn, іt is actively hаrmіng оur ѕосіеtу. In thеѕе summary guide, уоu'll lеаrn hоw Fасеbооk uѕеѕ mаnірulаtіvе tесhnіԛuеѕ tо kеер уоu hооkеd, аnd hоw оnе ѕіdе еffесt іѕ роlаrіzіng public dеbаtе. Thе summary guide ѕhоw hоw Facebook thrіvеѕ оn ѕurvеіllаnсе, gаthеrіng dаtа оn уоu tо keep уоu hооkеd оn thе ѕіtе аnd increasing уоur vаluе tо іtѕ аdvеrtіѕеrѕ. And уоu'll соmе tо undеrѕtаnd just hоw еаѕу іt hаѕ been fоr еxtеrnаl асtоrѕ lіkе Ruѕѕіа tо use Fасеbооk tо іnfluеnсе uѕеrѕ іn thе Unіtеd Stаtеѕ. In thеѕе summary guide, уоu'll lеаrn -Hоw muсh dаtа Fасеbооk hоldѕ оn уоu; -Hоw Fасеbооk hаѕ реrѕіѕtеntlу dіѕrеgаrdеd thе рrіvасу оf іtѕ uѕеrѕ; аnd -Whу wе ѕhоuld hаvе nоthіng tо fеаr аbоut rеgulаtіng Fасеbооk аnd оthеr tесh gіаntѕ.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Cityprint
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-03-24
File: 38 Pages
ISBN-13: 1091434042

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He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook. In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg’s first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users, including those on its fully owned subsidiaries, Instagram and WhatsApp. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in American daily life. And in light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing “fake news” accounts, the handling of its users’ personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation. Based on hundreds of interviews inside and outside the company, Levy’s sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2020-02-25
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735213166

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In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? In this sweeping and provocative work, political economist William Davies draws on a four-hundred-year history of ideas to reframe our understanding of the contemporary world. He argues that global trends decades and even centuries in the making have reduced a world of logic and fact into one driven by emotions—particularly fear and anxiety. This has ushered in an age of “nervous states,” both in our individual bodies and our body politic. Eloquently tracing the history of accounting, statistics, science, and human anatomy from the Enlightenment to the present, Davies shows how we invented expertise in the seventeenth century to calm the violent disputes—over God and the nature of reality—that ravaged Europe. By separating truth from emotion, scientific, testable facts paved a way out of constant warfare and established a basis for consensus, which became the bedrock of modern politics, business, and democracy. Informed by research on psychology and economics, Davies reveals how widespread feelings of fear, vulnerability, physical and psychological pain, and growing inequality reshaped our politics, upending these centuries-old ideals of how we understand the world and organize society. Yet Davies suggests that the rise of emotion may open new possibilities for confronting humanity’s greatest challenges. Ambitious and compelling, Nervous States is a perceptive and enduring account of our turbulent times.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: William Davies
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2019-02-26
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393635393

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*The book that started the Techlash* A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Featured in New York Times' Paperback Row A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Business & Leadership Book of 2017 Longlisted for Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017A strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017 Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms--Facebook, Amazon, and Google--that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: overlooking piracy of books, music, and film while hiding behind opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users in order to create the surveillance-marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Today, Google's YouTube controls 60 percent of all streaming-audio business but pay for only 11 percent of the total streaming-audio revenues artists receive. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to the creators and owners of that content. The stakes here go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, as well as music and other forms of entertainment, from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Jonathan Taplin
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release: 2017-04-18
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316275743

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