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We need to build a new social contract for the digital age
We are conditioned to view data as a threat, but it can be the opposite, if all parties understand the deal into which they are entering
Articles: 2 (Rank: 4)
Tonality: 14.5
Top entities
Comments: 130
Tonality: 0.42307693
  • But Barcelona shows that citizens’ data can generate public value Tech firms are emerging as new feudal lords.
  • How Cambridge Analytica built “psychographics” from Facebook data to measure personality and motivation – what you choose and why you choose it – with the intention of influencing how people vote.
  • But cities can run smart, data-intensive, algorithmic public transportation, housing, health and education – all based on a logic of solidarity, social cooperation and collective rights.
  • Instead we are conditioned to view data as a threat.
  • The new digital social contract will not be written or amended by the people.
  • Collective data sets are valuable to the likes of Cambridge Analytica.
  • We already hear that some employers check Facebook profiles of job applicants.
  • People have individual relationships with companies, not collective ones.
  • Social media was always about collecting data, the consumer the product and they are the middlemen it’s free because they need consumer info and know they make more money from selling data than charging for access.
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We need to build a new social contract for the digital age

We are conditioned to view data as a threat, but it can be the opposite, if all parties understand the deal into which they are entering

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Tonality: 13
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Comments: 125
Tonality: 0

Published: 4. 4. 2018 07:45:56

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 13

  • Facebook, Google, et al are free at the point of use.
  • There is only two ways to pay for it - charge the end users a fee or sell the data.
  • Upvote if you want to ruin the guardian's data.
  • Try setting up a charity to run a global social media site for ‘free’ and see how far you get.
  • The new digital social contract will not be written or amended by the people.
Our data is valuable. Here's how we can take that value back

Silicon Valley’s surveillance capitalism isn’t working. But Barcelona shows that citizens’ data can generate public value

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Tonality: 16
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Comments: 5
Tonality: 11

Published: 5. 4. 2018 14:33:46

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 4

  • Collective data sets are valuable to the likes of Cambridge Analytica.
  • People have individual relationships with companies, not collective ones.
  • All you can do is slim down what you share.
  • Have you ever asked yourself why the immense economic value that such data represents accrues exclusively to technology firms – and not to ordinary citizens or public institutions?
  • Maybe we should all post meaningless crap on Facebook and Twitter etc, and see what their fancy algorithims to do that.