With Data Anonymization Becoming A Myth, How Do We Protect Ourselves In This World Of Data? With humanity moving into the world of big data, it has become increasingly challenging, if not impossible, for individuals to “stay anonymous”. Every day we generate large amounts of data, all of which represent many aspects of our lives. […]
Coase Theorem in the World of Data Breaches “This is a really serious security issue, and we’re taking it really seriously,…..I’m glad we found this, but it definitely is an issue that this happened in the first place.” — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg (after the company’s security breach that exposed the personal information of 30 […]
I can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, what I found when I downloaded my Facebook data Above is the first post ever written on my Facebook wall. I’m sure it was intended as an innocent, warm welcome, but now it reads more like someone escorting me into my own personal version of the “Hotel […]
In modern society, freedom and economic prosperity means property ownership and accumulation of wealth. But increasingly the stuff we create and value most exists only in our digital lives, where there’s no system for individual ownership.
Our phones and Fitbits track our steps, calories, sleep cycles, and more. This data is empowering and helps improve our wellbeing. This data can also aid research in myriad areas. What if you could safely donate your data directly to those who are advancing the frontiers of public health?