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Going cold turkey on big tech: Kashmir Hill

27/08/2019

From Nine To Noon – RNZ

I do not subscribe to much of what she says, but she raises many questions which need answering

New York Times technology journalist Kashmir Hill tells Lynn Freeman about her experiment showing just how much the “frightful five” tech giants control the digital world she interacts with. 

Acting on the notion that if you don’t like a company’s product you don’t have to buy them, Kashmir cut Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple out of her life.

But Kashmir has described her six weeks blocking them from her devices as “hell” – concluding these valuable and powerful companies have effectively boxed the tech world into a “digital cage”. 

Kashmir Hill is in Wellington as a keynote speaker at the Identity Conference taking place at Te Papa today

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