(no more than three A4 pages, Arial 11, line spacing 1.5; Harvard system of referencing):
The label “Big Tech” is used to denote companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon which started as relatively small internet companies but have steadily grown their portfolio to a wide range of services that cater to billions of internet users. However, this growth has been criticized for concentrating too much power in the hands of a few companies and individuals. What responsibility issues do these developments raise at the intersections of science, technology, and society? What policy recommendations would you make in order to address these responsibility issues?
The essay is assessed according to the criteria a) spelling and grammar, b) identifying, describing and reflecting upon complex interrelations between technology, science and society by using specific examples, c) formulating relevant issues and questions, d) outlining an appropriate research idea