Apr 10, 2018

04/10/2018: The deal we made with our data

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Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress today. He’s expected to address the way Facebook protects information about its users. But the current Facebook scandal is really a story about data, and a data economy that’s out of control.…

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The Data Economy: How we gave up on privacy

Apr 10, 2018
We've ignored the steady erosion of our online privacy, but maybe no longer.
In this photo illustration, the logo of the multi-faceted internet giant Google is reflected in the eye of a woman looking at a computer screen, April 13, 2006 in London, England.
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Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress today. He’s expected to address the way Facebook protects information about its users. But the current Facebook scandal is really a story about data, and a data economy that’s out of control. Over the course of this week, Marketplace Tech will look at different aspects of the data economy to understand how we got here. Today’s focus: privacy. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, about how sharing personal information in exchange for free services came to be.

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