Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn't You Be Paid for It?
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 08/03/2018 11:07
Should Facebook pay us for our puppy pictures?
Of course, the idea sounds crazy. Posting puppies on Facebook is not a chore. We love it: Facebook’s 1.4 billion daily users spend the better part of an hour on it every day. It’s amazing that we don’t have to pay for it.
And yet the idea is gaining momentum in Silicon Valley and beyond: Facebook and the other technological Goliaths offering free online services — from which they harvest data from and about their users — should pay for every nugget of information they reap.