Databite No. 129: Yeshimabeit Milner

Abolish Big Data

Data & Society, New York, NY


Big Data is more than a collection of technologies or a revolution in measurement and prediction. It has become a philosophy; an ideological regime that determines how decisions are made, and who makes them. It gives legitimacy to a new form of social and political control that takes the digital traces of our existence and Continue...

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