Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Curious Case of Internet Privacy - Technology Review

Final paragraph of a stark Cory Doctorow privacy reality check
"Far from destroying business, letting users control disclosure would create value. Design an app that I willingly give my location to (as I do with the Hailo app for ordering black cabs in London) and you'd be one of the few and proud firms with my permission to access and sell that information. Right now, the users and the analytics people are in a shooting war, but only the analytics people are armed. There's a business opportunity for a company that wants to supply arms to the rebels instead of the empire."

The Curious Case of Internet Privacy - Technology Review
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