Little by little, big tech’s veneer of invincibility is starting to crack| The Guardian
Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are rattled. And two women, one on each side of the Atlantic, are leading the way
Just for a moment, let us pull our eyes away from Brexit and focus instead on two interwoven stories about how the world has gone wrong, and what it might take to start to put it right. At the centre of each is a woman who has set herself against the male-dominated corporations we collectively know as big tech. What is happening is about high politics and the grind of government rather than street-level noise and mass activism, which is maybe why it still seems overlooked.
Of it could be because of this effect, which we might all be ignoring, or even unaware:
We read about Warren and Vestager on the same feeds that dissolve even the best intentions into the usual meaningless noise.
Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are rattled. And two women, one on each side of the Atlantic, are leading the way, says Guardian columnist John Harriswww.theguardian.com