big data

Facebook’s privacy conundrum

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has to do something about his firm’s reputation for data privacy, but could it mean destroying its own core business model?

Google caves in to employee activism… this time

The Silicon Valley search giant has decided to dissolve the AI ethical council, one week after it was created. It is the latest case when Google bows to employee pressure. It could do with more.

Facebook faces hyper-targeted advertising lawsuit

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has lodged a lawsuit against Facebook, challenging the hyper-targeted big data model which has made OTTs billions over the years.

HERE adds mobile operators to its monetisation map

The location and mapping service company HERE, in partnership with data analytics company Continual, launched two new data services, HERE Cellular Signals and HERE Traffic Analytics, aiming to increase its values for mobile operators in addition to the transport and autonomous car industries.

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Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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