There’s one good thing that’s come out of the furor over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, besides perhaps the humbling of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
It’s waking up Americans to the grave dangers of big data—the information that’s collected on all of us—getting into the hands of the wrong people, be it Russian operatives out to disrupt our elections or hackers out to steal our identities, or worse. And the timing of this wakeup call couldn’t be better. While the term big data has been around for years, we are, in fact, at the very beginning of the age of big data.
Author: Court Stroud