Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Caroline O’Donovan takes a look at the phenomenon of tech companies using their customer base as lobbyists, and coins the genius term “brobilizing.” There’s also a great tumblr that’s been capturing some of the ongoing efforts of tech companies to mobilize their users.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
How gig economy apps create a digital security divide for their contractors and direct employees.
Is your bank using biometric behavior tracking to authenticate your online activity? Creepily, this entire article was populated by ads for my bank, for me…
Long, but super-interesting read about a talk given to folks from the Tech Workers Collective about the anarchist unions in Spain in the 1920s & 30s—and what worker organizers of today can learn from them.
From the Roosevelt Institute, a new report on rebuilding worker voice for the 21st century.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that New York City Council voted to cap the total number of ride-sharing cars in the city.
An interesting data visualization
that shows how to figure out which jobs are most similar to jobs that will likely be automated, for retraining purposes.
Will AI-powered robots start picking your vegetables?
This worker is living in her car, after being injured in an Amazon warehouse.