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Technically wrong: sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech

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"An entertaining romp that tells us where and why the tech industry, once America's darling, went wrong, and what it might do to recover its good graces." —Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch


Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us realize just how many oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares are baked inside the tech products we use every day. It's time we change that.


In Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use—and to demand more from the companies behind them.


A Wired Top Tech Book of the Year
A Fast Company Best Business and Leadership Book of the Year

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"An entertaining romp that tells us where and why the tech industry, once America's darling, went wrong, and what it might do to recover its good graces." —Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch

Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us realize just how many oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares are baked inside the tech products we use every day. It's time we change that.

In Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use—and to demand more from the companies behind them.

A Wired Top Tech Book of the Year
A Fast Company Best Business and Leadership Book of the Year

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New products -- Moral and ethical aspects
System failures (Engineering)
Technology -- Social aspects
title_displayTechnically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech
title_fullTechnically Wrong Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech
Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech / Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech [electronic resource] / Sara Wachter-Boettcher
title_shortTechnically wrong
title_subsexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech
topic_facetBusiness failures
Computer Technology
Moral and ethical aspects
New products
Nonfiction
Social aspects
System failures (Engineering)
Technology