Roger McNamee gives an informed insider’s view of things with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and more in his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Penguin Press). “Part memoir, part indictment, Zucked chronicles Facebook’s history to demonstrate that its practices of ‘invasive surveillance, careless sharing of private data, and behavior modification in pursuit of unprecedented scale and inﬂuence,’ far from being a series of accidental oversights, were in fact foundational to the company’s astronomical success. This historical approach allows McNamee to draw valuable connections between present-day troubles and the company’s philosophical source code.” — Bookforum.
“Roger McNamee is an investor with the nose of an investigator. This unafraid and unapologetic critique is enhanced by McNamee’s personal association with Facebook’s leaders and his long career in the industry. Whether you believe technology is the problem or the solution, one has no choice but to listen. It’s only democracy at stake.” — Emily Chang.
Joining Roger McNamee onstage in conversation is KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Co-presented with the TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT CIVICS Series. Tickets and more information are at www.townhallseattle.org.