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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, August 20 2014

A scene from the mountain range in Mexico that foreign companies hope to mine for gold and silver.

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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Airbnb is Disruptive, But Is It Getting "Creepy" Now, Too?

BY Sam Roudman | Monday, June 3 2013

Airbnb, already under fire from regulators and the hotel industry its business model is shaking up, might be in for some flak from its own customers, too. The point of contention is a new user verification program called Verified ID, which asks users to provide more details about their real-world identity. Read More

Gaming the Googlization of Everything

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 6 2011

Google has become so important to American business and society that the ease with which a business can be falsely reported closed on Google's location-based service, Google Places, now warrants a detailed, font-page ... Read More