Sunday January 19, 2020

Refresh our links with big tech or we will remain its slaves

Breaking up the likes of Google and Facebook is not a solution. We need to ensure that all firms benefiting from taxpayer-funded advances share their gains

6th October, 2019
Monica Bickert of Facebook said: "We should not determine for citizens what they shall and shall not see in terms of truthfulness from their politicians."

The use and abuse of data by Facebook and other tech companies is finally garnering the official attention it deserves. With personal data becoming the world’s most valuable commodity, will users be the platform economy’s masters or its slaves?

Prospects for democratising the platform economy remain dim. Algorithms are developing in ways that allow companies to profit from our past, present, and future behaviour. In many cases, digital platforms already know...

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