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AN UNLIKELY REVOLUTIONARY: How Tristan Harris went from working at Apple and Google to consulting with heads of state about how to reform Silicon Valley (FB, GOOGL)

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  • In recent years, Tristan Harris has become one of the most prominent critics of the tech industry.
  • Harris got his start with a presentation he made while at Google highlighting the techniques it and other tech companies used to manipulate customers and dominate their attention.
  • In recent years, he's been consulting with policy makers worldwide as they've investigated the tech industry's influence on society and started exploring ways to counter it.
  • Harris spoke with Business Insider about his work and why he started to speak out against the industry's practices.
  • Harris was named to Business Insider's list of the 100 people transforming business. See the full list here.

Over the last six years, Tristan Harris has forced us to think differently about the devices and digital services we use every day.

First as a product manager at Google and later as an outside critic of the tech industry, he's shone a light on what's been called the attention economy, the way our phones and apps and web services are constantly diverting and distracting us.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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