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From Democracy to Technocracy

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During the recent congressional hearings, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the Senate intelligence committee's vice chairman, said, "The era of the wild west in social media is coming to an end." Congress, he said, will have to take action. "Where we go from here is an open question." More hearings are clearly in the offing, and some kind of regulation is likely to follow. That's the probable future, but what would happen if the government lost its ability to control the tech industry? What if tech fought back? What if our democracy transformed into a technocracy?

Shelly Palmer

Tech Earnings Rebound

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Shelly Palmer addresses the rebound of tech shares following the third quarter earnings report on CNN’s Quest Means Business with Richard Quest and Clare Sebastian. Original Airdate: July 31, 2018

Shelly Palmer

Tech Earnings Report

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Shelly Palmer discusses tech earnings and the emerging privacy onslaught between Apple and Facebook on CNN’s Quest Means Business with Richard Quest.

Shelly Palmer

Twitter Identity Theft

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Shelly Palmer talks with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers about Microsoft’s emergency software update and growing concerns about ID theft on Twitter.

Fake News: A Case Study

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Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check, but have been written to espouse a point of view unintended by the original author. Here’s a quick case study that demonstrates the technique and clearly illustrates why it will be nearly impossible to stop.