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lainie but the transfer will become permanent should certain conditions be met with a report of the of 25000000 euros having been agreed between the 2 sides. this is deja vu news report from berlin next bicester up next is a shift living in the digital age and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock at our website dot com thanks for watching. after. they were systematically robbed by the nazis. and after the war there were no signs of compensation. jewish or collectors on the
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continent and announced zone on earth 3rd reich didn't steal all the smart words just to get more money it was true limon a camry thing connected to jewish culture today researchers are searching for the missing works of art. it's challenging for the experts. and painful for the descendants. to so munch looted art in the 3rd rush starts february 10th on d. w. . re. a drop off in an hour i've been a hari of algorithms organize my work days and write my performance what does that mean for me digital control when apps tell you how to do your job i want topic today on shimmed. brave new digital workspace normal fixed hours working from the comfort of home and
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everything you need at your fingertips through your smartphone digitalisation has already greatly shaped the work force especially in. the service industry nearly half of the employees worldwide work in this sector in germany they make up 3 quarters what is it like to receive assignments from i phone we asked a by career. exercising outdoors receiving job requests by phone meeting friends and getting paid for it all but the life of a by korea may not be quite as great as companies would like you to think only contract employees have a guaranteed income. get there is some through and that ensures an algorithm decides how much they will. let algorithms only consider performance criteria such as speed position and reliability they don't care about the human being behind the data self-employed koori is working under these conditions of the so called economy
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they fight for any short commission. university lecturer a team specializes in the working conditions of the digital age. people who work these gigs don't necessarily decide when and where they do it on. the platform instead the platform assigns them certain jobs. that quite often find themselves at the mercy of the up. as if they were waiting for bread crumbs that the site's algorithm tosses out for the. constantly waiting for the next job is nerve wracking and emotionally exhausting in germany unions and politicians are raising the. new developments in digital technology we're seeing new forms of exploitation and precarity by couriers for example they've gone without any real social safety net for a long time. doesn't sound easy but i don't want to be by korea so
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that's not my problem. actually that's a bit shortsighted so-called vision capitalism as broad right. changes to our working lives and is affecting more and more people according to a. and t. should know he's been working in the i.t. sector for 20 years and has written 2 books on the subject. digital capitalism is a historical phase of capitalism in which algorithms and data take on the role that machines and resources used to play. in this digital capitalism the data corporations that specialize in data extraction dominate the market. these businesses cloak themselves as platforms. in the future experts predict that fewer workers will receive contract positions google's already proving them right not even half of the employees under contract.
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economy many work input carious circumstances in theory whenever and wherever they want but even if they're independent on paper they may still be closely monitored one example amazon's warehouse work is known as pick their work day is determined by digital. warehouse workers in particular are monitored very very closely. the device they carry around with them watches every step they make and it gives them a clear instructions on where to go when the literal sense of the term which optimal paths to walk. it's reminiscent of the assembly line days people were reduced to performing single simple ideal movements of. digital technology to optimize as workflows must be every employee has dream but
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they could also use these programs to identify optimal employees and these forms of digital control limited to koori s. and warehouse workers algorithmic management says. those as they called showing up in other sectors as well software that tells me when it's time for a break to give my back a rest sounds great and if it helps effect not hierarchies all the better on the other hand it would always a lot and i wrote fall months in detail and how does that affect me mr dahl. often the physical boss disappears and is replaced by digital technologies that are invisible to keep far closer watch these mathematical theory to these mathematical see in these mathematical theorems about a group of. imagine i had a computer counting how much expensive studio time my combos cost now that's total digital control what algorithms com count however a social skills to measure those you simply need to ask your employees rating
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systems in which work is evaluated one another becoming more commonplace they were inspired by the customer rating systems we used to from most major internet that phones. i produce a brought me a cup of coffee today. would i again. online fashion retail is the land developed is there no rating system based on co worker feedback in order to digitally track the worst performance of the company's 5000 some employees union friendly foundation examines this system this study shows that the sensation of total surveillance it creates damage the working environment and yes more and more companies are favoring digital monitoring and workers with flexible availability under these circumstances can hardly defend their interests. with revealing with the kind of digital early capitalism it is a new digital factories are popping up there's no regulation that's the kind of so
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we need a process involving labor struggles and they're already happening. for example google employees are trying to organize the unions they say the company has been blocking them and some even reports having been sucked. but the company denies this is. actually recognize many developments in this digital platform economy that we know from the history of the workers' movement as a horse over drivers today are organized very differently than i think facebook groups face and they call wildcat strikes out there a kind of post-modern union movement and i think that's a positive development and or definitely welcome it. so there's still hope but many of these checks and balances already part of labor law at least in germany the law into that corporations are not too happy about them but for tech giants google apple facebook and amazon or operate worldwide and set
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themselves above national regulation in most countries they can avoid taxes and use the monopoly is to their advantage national data protection laws are just a nuisance that. and they don't like taking responsibility for what happens on those sites they have a watertight defense is they've insisted that it just intermediaries all that this neutral market places of course that's not really the case says. special about these platforms is that the ones who set them up are the rulers there they decide the rules and they're also the ones active in these markets they themselves created software. so. for example amazon is provider on the marketplace that it has created worldwide. so it's not just the referee it is the same time it's also a player with. 2 main reasons why the gaffa big 4 dominate the
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markets one is the network effect that is as services usefulness increases disproportionately with the number of but disciplines the more the merrier then there's the feedback effect the bigger the site the more data it can collect to optimize the system and that makes the site even more attractive to uses google and co hugely successful in securing the monopoly according to major silicon valley investor pizza deal competition is full loses. there's just no way around digital capitalists is there. in india small businesses are fighting back against amazon india's powerful shopkeepers union has been trying to block amazon's entry into their 1000000000 euro markets with protests as well as legal and political action the battles yet to be decided. meanwhile china's to take china out with its enormous file will. take them
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pursuing quite a radical protectionism and i have to say very successfully. in the world's largest domestic market the chinese counterparts to silicon valley's digital corporations have been a huge success and have gathered an immense number of users. so they get this algorithmic feedback effect in a very pronounced way. the chinese model is pushing digital capitalism very hard in its vast market. was. the overwhelming power of big multinational tech firms hold also challenges nation states western politicians are still looking to the right approach and the e.u. has imposed steep and he trusts penalties american politicians like elizabeth warren or bernie sanders even calling for the internet tech giants to be broken up . that's a lofty promise and by the way 7 of the 10 most highly valued corporations
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worldwide tech firms apple microsoft alphabet amazon facebook the chinese e-commerce group alibaba and tencent which owns. the market dominance it seems unshakeable except for apple and microsoft all these companies have been around for less than 25 years in just a short time they've become the biggest players in the world market and their main resources i intend to think would use a data and algorithms. but it would really change anything if you broke up last corporations well then wouldn't you play is just take over the market and we'd be back where we stop it is a platform isn't a lot only these platforms are markets but since they're part of our digital infrastructure the classical market mechanisms no longer apply. these platforms should be treated as a public service and be a freely available infrastructure. because the india should facebook and google be
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nationalized and should digital infrastructure be freely available just like roads and rails without private corporations raking in a drain just profits would digital capitalism have to make way for digital communism. i'd say we are moving into a stormy transition radical social change has always had profound consequences for individuals the same went for the industrial revolution in time workers managed to fight for some of their rights with the digital revolution similar what do you think will be soon and up as the paid click will cause or will the digital revolution have positive effects on most of our lives let us know what you think on you tube facebook d.w. dot com and see your them.
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