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Limits and risks of "data as money"

In May 2018 (*), while discussing alternatives to Facebook and similar services, I also criticized the whole general idea of ​​”using one’s own data as a currency”.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram merging? A triumph of stupidity, with one upside

Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate Facebook’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. This has only one BIG positive outcome. And it is big only because of stupidity.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram merging? A triumph of stupidity, with one upside

Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate Facebook’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. This has only one BIG positive outcome. And it is big only because of stupidity.

What happens in your iPhone stays...

in any other place where YOU sent it yourself, obviously.

Why do you still propose to regulate, break or clone Facebook, Google & C.?

In the last months, I have seen several experts suggest three kinds of solutions to the problems created by today’s social networks. Here I suggest, again, that those solutions are wrong, and then make a request.

The ONLY thing to "regulate" in Facebook, Google & C

There are many proposals that governments should nationalize, break up or “regulate” Facebook and similar platforms. Those proposals range from useless to dangerous. With one exception.