Zuckerberg's Talk About User Control Is Meaningless

“This is the most important principle for Facebook,” said the man sitting before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees. “Every piece of content that you share on Facebook, you own, and you have complete control over who sees it… and how you share it, and you can remove it at any time.”

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Kaila Colbin
Self-Driving Cars? We're Already In Danger

May 2017. I’m hosting a panel on technology and inequality with three extraordinary humans: one bringing healthcare to rural New Zealand, one making data visually accessible to anyone, one working on rape crisis counseling in sub-Saharan Africa. All three are furious with the way vast swathes of the world are restricted from opportunities, indignant at our collective inability to act faster and experiment more broadly with emerging technologies to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Kaila Colbin
This Habit Could Destroy Us

Life is full of habits.
We habitually wake up in the morning, get out of bed, eat, breathe, sleep. We habitually do what we do, whether that be school or work or cross-stitching or mahjong.

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Kaila Colbin
The One Resolution That Matters

This post is a slightly updated version of one I first published in 2009:

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday -- whatever you choose to celebrate -- and a terrific New Year´s celebration.

I myself have returned to the place where my mother spent her formative years: Mar del Plata, Argentina. It was my mom's 50th high school reunion, so the whole family joined her for a rare group holiday.

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Kaila Colbin
Maybe Unicorns Aren't So Great After All

Once again, Uber has been knocked back.
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling that the rideshare giant was in fact a “transport service” (as is readily apparent to anyone who has eyes and a brain) and not a mere “technology platform.”

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Kaila Colbin