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The people owned the web, tech giants stole it. This is how we take it back

Social media gave the powerless a weapon but it was wrenched away by firms such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

I blame the T-shirts.

  • Jonathan Freedland
  • The Guardian

The casual wear favoured by those founding wunderkinds of tech – Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and the rest – lulled us into a false sense of security.

Dak 7gEven after they’d begun making serious money, too many of us took the aversion to a collar and tie to mean the likes of Facebook or Google were not really scary capitalist behemoths, but retained the spirit of the upstart startup: quirky, plucky and driven chiefly by a desire to do cool stuff…

They certainly saw…

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