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Technology is politics

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06.07.2017
I have been writing “technology is politics” for years but only now are political columnists jumping on the bandwagon. Any technological progress, any new device, any new service cannot be evaluated on its own. Technology is very much intertwined with society, economics, military and politics.

So, when I read a news story that said Facebook will push forth free broadband internet, I cannot discuss it without talking about its political impact on countries that will receive free internet. Or I cannot help but wonder what the main purpose of the EU going after American firms like Apple and Uber is. Is it really because Uber is considered illegal or is it because the EU wants its own version of Uber to prosper? Is a 14.5 billion dollar fine against Apple by the EU a just decision or a politically motivated punishment? Apple CEO Tim Cook........

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