The Information Trade: How Big Tech Conquers Countries, Challenges Our Rights, and Transforms Our World
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About the Author
ALEXIS WICHOWSKI is the deputy chief technology officer for the City of New York, and an adjunct professor of technology, media, and communications at Columbia University. A widely recognized technology expert, Wichowski spent the past two decades working at the intersection of technology, media, and government, most recently at the State Department and the United Nations. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, TechCrunch, Foreign Affairs, and Wired, which published her viral piece, "Net States Rule the World: Ignore Them at Your Peril."
"[an] eye-opening debut...Wichowski's detailed reporting and careful attention to the big picture make for a quick and thought-provoking reading experience. This erudite analysis should be required reading for tech CEOs, policy makers, and everyone concerned about the ubiquity of a handful of companies in their daily lives--Publishers Weekly
"Alexis Wichowski is a wonderfully tireless investigator of the Internet's Great Powers, what she calls 'net states.' But as she follows the money (and the power), she also illuminates the fundamental questions of digital life: Who are we, really, when we are online? And how are we changing?"--Scott Malcomson, author of Splinternet
"A timely, compelling, and expertly researched passport to the tech companies that rule today's digital landscape. With accessible real-world examples and clever connect-the-dots analysis, Wichowski pinpoints the causes responsible for the ever-increasing effects that these companies are having on our daily lives."--Blake Harris, bestselling author of Console Wars and The History of the Future