“For the last 15 or 20 years, anything Silicon Valley companies did was seemingly in the public interest, and society has encouraged that view until quite recently,” Mozilla Corp’s Chairwoman Mitchell Baker noted last week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. “But those fantasy days are over.” Panel at RSA Conference 2019 The numerous outcries against tech based on biased algorithms and social media’s negative influences and the instances of tech workers protesting their companies’ ethical choices are just some of the indicators that she is right and that the public has finally recognized that technology can lead to disastrous societal consequences and unwelcome changes.

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