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With Amazon’s Alexa spying on her owners, a massive data breach masterminded by Cambridge Analytica, and evidence of election interference promulgated by Facebook, tech policy has never had more significant implications for our society and democracy. Join us as Roger McNamee—noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor—discusses how he came to realize the serious damage that Facebook and other social media giants are doing and how he has committed to try to stop them.
“McNamee’s book [“Zucked”] is not merely the cri de coeur of a forsworn tech optimist zinged by moral conscience. It’s also a robust and helpful itemization of the ways Facebook could be brought to heel.”
– New York Times Book Review (2019)
This event is sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy in collaboration with the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A recording will be made available a few weeks after the event on our UCTV Channel.
About the Speakers:
Roger McNamee spent a 34-year career investing in Silicon Valley, co-founding Integral Capital Partners, Silver Lake Partners, and Elevation Partners. He was an early investor in Facebook and an advisor to Mark Zuckerberg from 2006 to 2009. Since 2016, Roger has worked to reform the tech industry. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.
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