Data, War, Morals, Food, Fiction

Thieves of Experience

Nicholas Carr | LARB | 15th January 2019

It has become something of a cliché to say that when people use free apps or free online services, they become the products; they are sold to an advertiser as part of an audience. But the truth is subtler than that. The real products of data mining are predictions of future behaviour — where p…

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