Worst uses of technology: the companies with the most dystopian technology

Thomas Macaulay
Thomas Macaulay

Thomas Macaulay

Tom is a senior online editor across Computerworld UK, Techworld & CIO. He studied English Literature and History at Sussex University before gaining a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. He's particularly interested in the public sector and the ethical implications of emerging technologies.

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Here at Techworld, we love to shine a light on the good deeds done by tech companies, but the promised path to techno-utopianism has taken many dark turns in recent years.

Here are some of the wicked ways in which startups and Silicon Valley giants are using technology to make the world a worse place.

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