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May 4, 2018. Today on RBDR:
Since no one or organization is sincerely protecting the interests of consumers’ and their personal data, an enterprising Dutch businessman, Tijmen Schep, is considering creation of software that would turn social media posts into indecipherable gibberish.
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2 thoughts on “Consumers Could Confuse Data Collection Algorithms | RBDR”
We all could benefit from watching this genius’ recent TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jaron_lanier_how_we_need_to_remake_the_internet
His point is similar… we should abolish the idea of “free” apps where we actually pay with data about ourselves…and he has the chops to make that recommendation.
Great work on covering this issue, Bob
Protecting consumers and citizens, their data, their privacy, and what they’ve said has been getting increased attention.
Interestingly, it’s not the first time, nor will it be the last.
While of course before your time, as IBM Hollerith cards went into broader use starting in the 40’s, there grew a strong anti-automation/anti-tracking movement responding to the admonition on the cards “Do not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate”. Then, in the 60’s, this FSM movement changed into the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.
It’s a long tradition for people to want their say and also want their freedoms. Maybe this Dutch guy can be part of a resurgence.