The wealth of our collective data should belong to all of us

The Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes lays out why we all should benefit from the profits produced by our data.

Nearly every moment of our lives, we’re producing data about ourselves that companies profit from. Our smartwatches know when we wake up, Alexa listens to our private conversations, our phones track where we go, Google knows what we email and search, Facebook knows what we share with friends, and our loyalty cards remember what we buy. We share all this data about ourselves because we like the services these companies provide, and business leaders tell us we must to make it possible for those services to be cheap or free.

Source: The wealth of our collective data should belong to all of us | Chris Hughes | Opinion | The Guardian

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