The Promise And Peril Of Big Data | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation


“From health care to city management, we hold out a lot of hope for data–and even more, “Big Data”–to fix our problems. And, in many cases, it surely will. But the perils of personal information being freely available to all–from fraud, to identity theft, to authoritarian intrusion–are also clear. Data is a double-edged sword that’s just as likely to deprive us of our individualism, as serve up the perfect, and personalized, 21st-century solution.”

via The Promise And Peril Of Big Data | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

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