Article Alert: Priceless Data

Article Alert: Priceless Data This article was co-authored by Bart Custers and Gianclaudio Malgieri. Abstract: Many free online services, including search engines and social media, use business models based on the collecting and processing of personal data of its users. The user data are analysed, leased or sold to generate profits. Basically, the users are […]

Should online targeted advertising be banned on the premise that it violates human dignity?

Luciano Floridi, Brett Frischmann and Shoshana Zuboff Scholars from various disciplines claim that online targeted advertising – the primary source of wealth accumulation for companies such as Google and Facebook – is based on an economic logic that instrumentalizes human beings as the means to someone else’s financial (and political) gain. It uses the users, […]