• A top tech dealmaker says that everyone's going to have to get used to giving up personal data - or the free internet will die

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Jay C. MacDonald, CEO at the investment bank Digital Capital Advisors, says that consumers have had an awakening when it comes to how their data has been exploited for marketing online, thanks to Facebook's various scandals and GDPR.
    He argues that if the ad business doesn't get better about explaining the tradeoff between some data collection and access to digital content and utility, the entire industry could suffer.
    "Make no mistake, real advertising, content and e-commerce revenue is at risk."
    If regulators and industry leadership isn't careful, ad giants Google and Facebook will only...
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  • “I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say”: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech

    “I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say”: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech

    5 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    Facing new tough tech debates - from artificial intelligence to Russian meddling - lawmakers are exploring whether to bring back the Capitol's little-known, decades-old science and tech think tank.
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