Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg - whose company is routinely criticised for its dubious data-mining practices - has attacked the US government for being secretive about its online spying activities. "I think the government really blew it on this one. And I honestly think that they're continuing to blow it in some ways and I …
This is one of my biggest problems with the current immigration bill. Instead of more H1Bs, why don't we retrain some of the tens of millions of un and underemployed Americans and put them to work? It's not like there has been the kind of rapid growth in it/tech worker salaries that would indicate a big shortage of workers anyway.
Exactly. The more news about mass surveillance is reported, the less attractive storing your life in the cloud becomes and the less valuable FB, Google and so on are. Add the slowly dawning realization that FB etc have to mine your data to stay in business, and people will start to drift away. I can't wait.
If we indeed have a knowledge economy, then I want (in cash) what my data and knowledge are worth!
For the record, (since the NSA is reading this, then they and MZ have been duly notified) my collective data is worth no less than 3 million USD, preferably in negotiable bearer bonds.
Any attempt to sell my data for any reason (without my express written approval and subsequent signed contract) is subject to triple damages.
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