What Does Big Tech Owe Us?

Dissonance Event: 03-18-2020

Dissonance will sponsor What Does Big Tech Owe Us in March 2020.

March 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan
Free and open to the public, RSVP HERE.

Recode's Kara Swisher interviews former Facebook executive Alex Stamos live onstage.

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple. A handful of tech companies have changed the way we live and built unprecedented industrial bases in the process. Their reach extends far beyond our pocketbooks into privacy, individual liberties and the fabric of our democracy.

In August 2018, Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos announced he would leave the company following reports of disagreements with other executives over how to address the Russian government’s use of Facebook to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Since his departure he’s advocated for the breakup of the tech giant and co-authored the white paper "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond."

Join us for an examination of what we are giving away in exchange for speed and convenience and how the tech giants understand, or care about, their responsibility in this digital age that they created.