Caroline Isautier Articles on Tech for Good on Medium

by | Oct 1, 2020

While we migrate posts from our members to this new site, you can find articles from Caroline Isautier on educating, designing and using tech for the good of our societies & individual freedoms here on Medium.

Google Amazon Facebook not paying local taxes
Many Big Tech companies ( Google- Amazon- Facebook) refuse to pay their share of country taxes

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Epic Games will pay $275 million for “violating children’s privacy law”, in addition to another payment of $245 million in refunds for “tricking users into making unwanted charges” within Fortnite‘s in-game store.

Consumers who believe they were unfairly charged for in-game purchases can go to a website set up by the FTC to request refunds. It is likely to take several months or longer to process those claims, the FTC said.

Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

What’s at stake, if teacher unions remain opposed to synchronous learning and governments like the one in Ontario focus on the number of video sessions a teacher must hold each day, as a replacement for research-based efficient elearning techniques? Simply a cohort of students ‘ mental health and intellectual capabilities. And down the line, what is at stake are increased inequalities among youth and a loss of sovereignty for Canada, when private foreign online players persuade parents who can afford it to sign up to their online learning programs for their kids.

Canada to Big Tech: Pay for News you Use!  Pros and Cons of Bill C-18, the Online News Act of June 2023

Canada to Big Tech: Pay for News you Use! Pros and Cons of Bill C-18, the Online News Act of June 2023

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez succeeded in passing bill C-18, aka the Online News Act this June 2023. In retaliation, Meta and Google both adopted mob-like tactics, announcing they’ll remove Canadian news links to protest the passing of the bill. In my view, while the intention to support Canadian news is essential and long overdue, Bill C-18 still makes Canadian publishers dependent on Big Tech. A public fund would free them from their chokehold.