Big Tech’s paranoid practices | Financial Times

 Big Tech’s paranoid practices | Financial Times

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A quantum of paranoia has helped Silicon Valley keep its edge over the years. Intel’s leader Andy Grove wrote the book on the subject: Only the Paranoid Survive. He preached staying alert so as not to be caught out by the next big shift in tech.

But there are signs lately among Big Tech companies of a more unhealthy, inward-looking paranoia. Lex looked up Facebook on the Glassdoor site of employee reviews of companies and found one saying: “Everything we do is examined under the microscope.”

The social network has seen a string of high-profile departures lately, including its chief technology officer this week, amid a series of damning…

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