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TikTok spied on me. Why?
The FT’s Cristina Criddle on discovering she’d been surveilled by the controversial social media company
The fall of Vice: private equity’s ill-fated bet on media’s future
The evaporation of TPG’s $450mn investment shows what can happen when Wall Street collides with an uncontrollable creative industry
Three failed US banks had one thing in common: KPMG
Big Four auditor’s work for SVB, Signature and First Republic comes under scrutiny in aftermath of their collapses
Why I am not investing in a buyout for a long time to come
The investment model of private equity has become too popular
Financial Times on Artificial Intelligence
Man beats machine at Go in human victory over AI
Amateur Kellin Pelrine exploited weakness in systems that have otherwise dominated board game’s grandmasters
We must slow down the race to God-like AI
I’ve invested in more than 50 artificial intelligence start-ups. What I’ve seen worries me
Financial Times on Big Data
Big data, Google and the end of free will — FT.com
For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau summed up this revolution in Emile, his 1762 treatise on
Sonification: turning the yield curve into music
With the proliferation of smart speakers, turning spreadsheets into sound could be the next big thing in data presentation
Financial Times on Business
How to pay executives in the age of stakeholder capitalism
Soaring executive pay is prompting resistance from those who believe business should play a role in shaping a fairer, more equitable society
Delphine Arnault, an LVMH heir steps up at Dior
The executive will take over a thriving brand in her biggest operational role yet
Financial Times on China
China’s wealthy activate escape plans as Xi Jinping extends rule
Rich citizens fearing high taxes and personal safety move capital out of country and arrange residences overseas
Chinese search giant launches AI chatbot with prerecorded demo
After demo, no one knows if Ernie can compete with ChatGPT.
Financial Times on Economy
Tyler Cowen: ‘Economists can’t predict the effects of new technologies. Surely that should humble us a bit?’
The libertarian professor is on a mission to inform and educate so that people can make themselves more productive
The world is not ready for the long grind to come
Demographic changes and deglobalisation will keep inflation higher than policymakers were used to pre-pandemic
Financial Times on Insurtech
Ten fintech start-ups that are causing a stir in insurance
Links between traditional insurers and new players are critical for both
Financial Times on Poetry
An appeal for Brexit Day commemorative poetry answered
Shall I compare thee to a catastrophe? The nation’s favourites — with a twist
Financial Times on Quantum Computing
Quantum computing could break the internet. This is how
We don’t know when. We don’t know who will get there first. But Q-day will happen — and it will change the world as we know it
Google claims to have reached quantum supremacy
Researchers say their quantum computer has calculated an impossible problem for ordinary machines
Financial Times on Russia
Inside Putin’s circle — the real Russian elite
As the west focuses on oligarchs, a far smaller group has its grip on true power in Moscow. Who are the siloviki — and what motivates them?
How Russia’s mistakes and Ukrainian resistance altered Putin’s war
Moscow’s initial hopes of lightning-fast victory foundered in face of fierce opposition and its own shortcomings
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The nation that laughed itself stupid
Boris Johnson has exposed the costs of Britain’s addiction to humour
US inflation resumes rapid rise by accelerating in May
Consumer prices rose 1% during month and 8.6% from a year ago, adding more pressure on Fed to cool the economy
Passive fund ownership of US stocks overtakes active for first time
Around 16 per cent of US stocks are held by index trackers and ETFs vs 14 per cent by actively managed funds
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Financial Times on Social Media
Elon Musk: ‘Aren’t you entertained?’
The Tesla chief talks to Roula Khalaf about moving to Mars, saving free speech via Twitter — and why ageing is one ‘problem’ that should not be solved
Twitter’s $5bn-a-year business hit as Elon Musk clashes with advertisers
Top brands abandon social media platform as billionaire owner berates chief executives who have curbed spending