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Social Cooling: Living in a Big Data Society

Dec 28, 2020 |

“Data is not the new gold, it is the new oil, and it damages the social environment,” stated Tijmen Schep. Strong words, indeed. But if you’ve been inundated with articles espousing all the wonders that Big Data brings over the last few years, then it’s high time for a wake-up call. Read more…

Prop 24 Poised to Pass, Bringing Another Data Privacy Law Into Existence

Nov 4, 2020 |

As expected, California voters came out decisively in favor of Proposition 24. While the final tally has not yet been released, it appears that the Golden State is well on its way to passing the stringent new data privacy law called the California Privacy Rights Act, or CPRA. Read more…

Anger Builds Over Big Tech’s Big Data Abuses

Oct 23, 2020 |

The surveillance economy created by big tech firms is coming under greater scrutiny thanks to legal actions like the Department of Justice’s anti-trust lawsuit against Google this week and films like “The Social Dilemma,” which was released last month. Read more…

Big Tech CEOs Avoid the Big Question

Jul 30, 2020 |

Members of Congress grilled four big tech CEOs yesterday. While there were some verbal fireworks and accusations of political bias, the hearing largely failed to address the elephant in the room: Read more…

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