Don’t Be Evil: Rana Foroohar
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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In the early days, when Google was a scrappy upstart with a utopian vision of transforming the world for the better through tech, its mantra was “Don’t be evil.” But they and other behemoths of the tech world—including Amazon, Facebook, and Apple—have long since abandoned their founding principles in the name of monetizing both our data and our attention through digital surveillance, privacy breaches, predatory algorithms, and products designed to manipulate our desires. Don’t Be Evil is acclaimed journalist Rana Foroohar’s investigation of the dark turn tech has taken from weaving our social fabric to undoing it.Buy tickets/get more info now