Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jaron Lanier interview on data collection

Jaron Lanier's sane remarks this week in a PBS newshour interview about the power of online living, and the data giants that according to him are taking special ownership and advantage of our digital media world:

“. . . my friends in Silicon Valley have managed to turn our information tools into a giant sort of spying system, where we collect data on people, to try to sell them things and try to influence them. “ (summary)

Timely, prescient, full video interview and transcript also available online.


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