A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data … asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all happy, but rather feel powerless to stop their data being harvested and used by marketers.
Startups should absolutely see the debunking of the myth that consumers are happy to trade privacy for free services as a fresh opportunity for disruption — to build services that stand out because they aren’t predicated on the assumption that consumers can and should be tricked into handing over data and having their privacy undermined on the sly.
Source: The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling | TechCrunch
Fallen.io, a short animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, explores the harrowing statistics of World War II and sizes up its numbers to other wars in history, including recent conflicts.
Source: The Fallen of World War II – Data-driven documentary about war & peace
If a company bases its entire business model on selling your information, then they can’t also be protecting your privacy.
Source: Ad-based Business Models and Privacy Are Mutually Exclusive
Ideally, it’s so good that it barely needs to be in the first place.
Two redundant processors, typically sourced from different vendors, based on different designs. The code running on each processor has to be developed by two teams working in isolated conditions. The output of both processors has to agree or else the safety relay faults.
Source: How Is Critical ‘Life or Death’ Software Tested? | Motherboard