Only the destruction of the vast majority of Facebook’s data stores of consumer information will prevent further abuses.
David Auerbach is a writer and software engineer. He previously worked for Google and Microsoft for ten years and has also been a technology columnist and New America Fellow. His book BITWISE: A LIFE IN CODE is forthcoming from Pantheon in 2018.
The internet was never designed for privacy, and between consumer profiling and government surveillance, there’s been little incentive to make it any more private.
Lincoln has loomed so large for so long in the American imagination that he’s like the ‘Mona Lisa’: you cannot look at him fresh.
Pournelle, Gingrich and Trump see a future that must be secured by authoritarian institutions that group together humanity’s best and prevent the rest from stifling them.