๐Ÿ’ฌ Digitally Literate #197

Replied to Digitally Literate #197 by an author

This transparency is good, but we need to question how transparent all of these companies are with our data. The takeaway is that theyโ€™re still collecting your data. Theyโ€™re still using it to teach machine learning engines. Some will sell (or hand off) your data to others. Data breaches and hacks will happen. Business will continue as they seek to redefine privacy in an attempt to pacify user concern and angst on the topic.

Ian, I love your response to calls for privacy from Zuckerberg and Pichai. For me this feels like both a distraction and a way of avoiding liability. It is interesting to this about this while reading Ruined by Design:

Cooperation and regret is noted, but it doesnโ€™t excuse the conduct. At some point in their lives, the people who helped Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Travis Kalanick execute their schemes may regret what theyโ€™ve done, they may even cooperate in undoing it. But, like the judge saidโ€”it wonโ€™t excuse the conduct.

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