There’s a Medium post about “The Birth and Death of Privacy” that in my opinion is great… except for its very last paragraph.
It’s always fun, and useful, when two or more news, that somehow go against each other, are published in the same day. Last Friday we had:
- Data is the new oil. Big data is poised to transform society. Soon everybody from individuals to government will be measuring and optimizing everything possible. In the meantime, though, lots of things may go wrong. There is an article out there on this very topic. It says that “nothing underscores the consequences of data analysis gone awry more than the story of Robert McNamara”. Maybe. As far as I’m concerned instead, nothing screams “data analysis gone awry” like the banner I found in that article and the point where it was placed: