[Ads-l] techlash

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 30 06:14:42 UTC 2019

Two sources here: first the context in which I saw it used, then a
definition I found, including two quotations (I think they're separate, but
the layout was ambiguous).


Nov. 24, 2019, 2:42 p.m. ET
Updated Nov. 29, 2019, 11:19 a.m. ET
Bennett Cyphers, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights organization that advocates for
consumer online privacy.
Sweeping changes, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Europe’s
GDPR, have led the way in giving internet users new rights and protections,
and Mr. Cyphers said that “popular awareness and the techlash has opened up
room for real regulation.”
*["Cyphers": what an aptronym!--MAM]*



a strong reaction against the major technology companies, as a result of
concerns about their power, users’ privacy,  the possibility of political
manipulation etc

*Let’s be careful about tales of techlash and how far we want to push the
fear factor.*
*It is in America that the techlash will seem most dramatic, a reversal of
years in which Silicon Valley was a byword for brilliance and progress.*

This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United
Kingdom on 20/02/2018

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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