Big Data Shouldn’t Be In the Hands of the Powerful Few

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By Joe Grist
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If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s crystal clear now.  We cannot allow ourselves to entrust our personal data to large corporations and entities without a system of checks-and-balances. Time and time again, we have been shown that when it comes to handling our personal information, our privacy is ignored, disregarded, or even abused.

My recent piece that discussed taking steps to protect your private data, the abuses of power that Lyft and Uber committed in 2017, and the lack of punitive legislation in place for large corporations like the aforementioned ride-share companies is just the tip of the iceberg. Silicon Valley giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple have many of the same issues as Uber and Lyft and have been known to even use their resources to crack down on leakers through inventive tactics.

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