Reply to post: Re: "Control of personal data"

Tim Berners-Lee says privacy needs fixing – and calls for 'algorithmic transparency'

veti Silver badge

Re: "Control of personal data"

There's an important difference between personal data and aggregate data.

If you're Google, you can still make a shedload of money off aggregate data, without needing to sit on all that personal data.

Now, of course you can make even more money if you exploit both kinds at once - and hence that's what people do, because stockholder value. But there's no reason why the companies should starve, if they're restricted to just the aggregate stuff.

The people who would starve would be the fucktards who target fake news to people preconditioned to believe it. And that would be a shame, because if they starve we can't stake them spreadeagled over a termite mound covered in jelly.

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