What if People Were Paid for Their Data?

Advocates of “data as labour” think users should be paid for using online services

The Economist
Jul 11, 2018 · 7 min read
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“Data Slavery.” Jennifer Lyn Morone, an American artist, thinks this is the state in which most people now live. To get free online services, she laments, they hand over intimate information to technology firms. “Personal data are much more valuable than you…

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