Week InReview: August 23, 2019

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Tech?

Fictionalized versions of big tech companies are being cast as the bad guys in a new crop of books, playing on fears about the pervasive reach of technology. Many of the tomes ask how much people are willing to give up in exchange for high-tech gadgets and algorithms that anticipate their every need.

In the books, fictionalized doppelgängers with names such as Cloud, TheShop or Beetle have grown so big that no government can regulate them. Several are in development for film and TV.

— The Wall Street Journal

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