Ben Tarnoff

Big data for the people: it’s time to take it back from our tech overlords

A small number of companies have become extraordinarily rich by harvesting our data. But that wealth belongs to the many

The new cold war: how our focus on Russia obscures social media’s real threat

We should welcome politicians’ growing skepticism about Silicon Valley – but not if it means authoritarian interventions into our digital lives

How social media saved socialism

Forget the idea that Twitter and Facebook are bad for democracy. Bubbles can be beneficial, and help emerging movements unite against the elites