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  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141991085
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Don't Be Evil

The Case Against Big Tech




A TIMES CURRENT AFFAIRS BOOK OF THE YEAR. The biggest business story of our time: the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies and economies

Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news advertising spend. Amazon takes half of all e-commerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - the digital titans. How did these once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy?

Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access, Rana Foroohar reveals the true extent to which the 'FAANG's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she shows how these threats to our democracies, livelihoods and minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141991085
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Rana Foroohar

RANA FOROOHAR is an assistant managing editor and columnist at Time magazine, reaching a readership of 50 million in both print and digital editions. Foroohar also speaks to hundreds of millions of television news viewers around the world every week as CNN’s global economic analyst. She has her own weekly radio show, Money Talking, on New York City’s public radio station WNYC, and is a frequent commentator on NPR, as well as CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She has appeared numerous times on programs such as Real Time with Bill Maher, Face the Nation, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Prior to coming to Time, Foroohar spent thirteen years at Newsweek as an economic and foreign affairs editor. She has received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the German Marshall Fund, the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs, the East-West Center, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York (best columnist, 2013). She is also a frequent speaker to high-level corporate and academic audiences.

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