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You are your data: The scary future of the quantified self movement

Few if any consumers who fell behind on their credit card payments in the early 2000s thought that half a decade later employers would use their credit report to determine their job worthiness. Few avid social media users must have realized that insurance companies, the IRS, law enforcement, and credit agencies would soon use their their data to investigate fraud,…


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The more uproars over terms of service we see, the less any of them matter

There was a time early in the Web 2.0 era when a flap over terms of service could strike legitimate fear in the hearts of founders. The whole user-generated content thing was new, and with it the idea that our thoughts, feelings, pictures, and friendships could be the commercial property of a website. There was a sense…

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