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Discussion on: What's the big deal with privacy?

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Rishabh Gupta

Masses are easily influced, we have seen examples of this throughout history. Now, when the role of masses is important we are handing it over to organizations, who have found a new way to influence us.

Also, a lot of people don't know that their decisions are influenced to an extent.
My point being, we should at least know how our data is being used, is it used to influence us, then what are their objectives in doing so. If it is being used in bringing advancements, then I would be glad it is being used that way.

Also, yes cambridge analytica did an amazing job, but is it ethical to use any resource like this ? That's what my question is.

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Enrique Jose Padilla Author

Thank you for your response.

Some food for thought that your comment gives me is instead of trying to regulate and limit what all these organizations can do why dont we start focusing on making our masses less gullible? Masses have always been easily influenced, but they never had the access to information that they have today.

I agree its not ethical, but we have lobbying and super pacs and organizations being considered people. I'd argue those need to be handled first before this.

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Rishabh Gupta

Educating everyone is definitely the best and a durable solution to this problem, instead of trying to fix organizations and their working