๐Ÿ“‘ Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Hereโ€™s How to Fix It

Bookmarked Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Hereโ€™s How to Fix It by Paul Ford (Bloomberg.com)
The activist and internet entrepreneur Maciej Ceglowski once described big data as โ€œa bunch of radioactive, toxic sludge that we donโ€™t know how to handle.โ€ Maybe we should think about Google and Facebook as the new polluters. Their imperative is to grow! They create jobs! They pay taxes, sort of! In the meantime, theyโ€™re dumping trillions of units of toxic brain poison into our public-thinking reservoir. Then they mop it up with Wikipedia or send out a message that reads, โ€œWe take your privacy seriously.โ€
Paul Ford proposes the creation of a Digital Protection Agency to clean up the toxic data spill. This touches on what Mike Caulfield calls Info-Environmentalism.

A quote from Paul Ford on the toxic data spill
Background Image via “CIMG5200” by Phil LaCombe https://flickr.com/photos/phillacombe/3625101565 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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