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Weaponised AI is coming. Are algorithmic forever wars our future?, The Guardian, October 11, 2018.
Can Silicon Valley workers rein in big tech from within?, The Guardian, August 9, 2018.
Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon, Jacobin, June 6, 2018.
Mistaken Identity by Asad Haider review – the best criticism of identity politics, The Guardian, May 31, 2018.
Why Silicon Valley can’t fix itself, The Guardian, May 3, 2018.
A Socialist Silicon Valley, Jacobin, April 18, 2018.
Coding and Coercion, Jacobin, April 11, 2018.
Big data for the people: it's time to take it back from our tech overlords, The Guardian, March 14, 2018.
The Data Is Ours!, Logic, Spring 2018.
Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control, The Guardian, February 1, 2018.
The new cold war: how our focus on Russia obscures social media's real threat, The Guardian, December 14, 2017.
Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right, The Guardian, November 29, 2017.
Empathy – the latest gadget Silicon Valley wants to sell you, The Guardian, October 25, 2017.
World Without Mind by Franklin Foer review – the turn against Big Tech, The Guardian, October 25, 2017.
Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kids' success – it's about cutting wages, The Guardian, September 21, 2017.
Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun, The Guardian, August 23, 2017.
Bill Gates Won’t Save Us, Jacobin, August 15, 2017.
Home Invasion, Logic, Summer 2017.
How social media saved socialism, The Guardian, July 21, 2017.
How privatization could spell the end of democracy, The Guardian, June 21, 2017.
The Dark Web's Dark Prince, a review of American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton, The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2017.
America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide, The Guardian, May 11, 2017.
Trump's Tech Opposition, with Matt Schaefer and Kristen Sheets, Jacobin, May 2, 2017.
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work, The Guardian, April 24, 2017.
The Role of the Working Class, a response to Wolfgang Streeck, Inference, April 7, 2017.
Socialize the Internet, Jacobin, April 4, 2017.
Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer, The Guardian, March 2, 2017.
Trump needs tech to achieve his vision. But Silicon Valley isn't having it, The Guardian, January 24, 2017.
The Attention Merchants review – how the web is being debased for profit, The Guardian, December 26, 2016.
Neoliberalism turned our world into a business. And there are two big winners, The Guardian, December 13, 2016.
Four Futures: Life After Capitalism review – will robots bring utopia or terror?, The Guardian, November 24, 2016.
The triumph of Trumpism: the new politics that is here to stay, The Guardian, November 9, 2016.
The future: where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury, The Guardian, October 17, 2016.
Gaffes, ignorance and PR nightmares: why it's so easy to hate the tech industry, The Guardian, September 15, 2016.
The Internet Should Be a Public Good, Jacobin, August 31, 2016.
Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and the death of democracy, The Guardian, July 21, 2016.
How the Internet was invented, The Guardian, July 15, 2016.
Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs, The Guardian, May 16, 2016.
Techies for Bernie: why some best-paid workers are supporting a socialist, The Guardian, April 18, 2016.
Mark Twain, Writing Coach and Role Model, The Daily Beast, April 19, 2014.
#CancelColbert, Meet "The Heathen Chinee", Politico, April 8, 2014.
How Mark Twain Became Mark Twain, Salon, March 22, 2014.
"As for Me, I Sell Abuse", Lapham's Quarterly, Feb. 15, 2014.
Once Upon a Time in the West, Lapham's Quarterly, Jan. 1, 2014.
Mark Twain's Eternal Chatter, The New Yorker, Nov. 13, 2013.
A Counterfeiting Conspiracy?, The New York Times, March 27, 2012.
The Worst Business in the World, Lapham's Quarterly, Oct. 20, 2011.
Magical Thinking, Lapham's Quarterly, Oct. 1, 2011.
The Man Who Financed the Civil War, The New York Times, July 16, 2011.
Money for Nothing, The New York Times, March 14, 2011.