Monday, 20 August 2007

Megadata?

So the big deal is mashups and the massive amounts of data collected by the services being mashed. And this is becoming known as 'Megadata'. Lots and lots you can do when you have all this attention data, the activities of your users, and then when you combine that with what they do on other servers... Wow! The things you can do for your users really is pretty damn impressive.

Well, I was thinking today that with access to data across the activities of individual citizens accurate taxation suddenly becomes really, really easy. I bet you all just shuddered at the idea of the government (pretty much any government) having access to all that, right?

So, why are we so cool with random companies knowing?

2 comments:

Mana said...
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Mana said...

I shudder because govs can legislate to use that information against you. Companies have to entice you. They have no real power of you.