I read this article and absolutely had to laugh at the marketing here.  If this isn’t “code hosing” I don’t know what is:)  This is nothing more than a few companies that want a cut off of your personal data.  Be aware of the hosing going on out there by all means.  Selling imageyour data yourself is a joke and is nothing compared to the millions and billions made by banks and corporations selling your data.  It’s just a way to use a model to have you say “it’s ok”and give you some chump change to continue to violate your privacy.  I do give them a few points for imagination and even Google at one point entertained this idea.  I sure do miss the days when nonsense like this was contained in enterprise development as we didn’t have to see and deal with all this nonsense.

The answer to transparency is still to get a law passed to require all data distributors to buy a license as this still evades the issue of not knowing who they all are.  I tried one of them that was supposed to alert me to folks collecting data and they can’t get it right and warn me that Blogger has data on me.  Well of course Blogger has data on me as my blog has been there for 7 years, duh?  This really is just another code hose that resembles what goes on with the markets with having one algorithms go search out others and take executed actions.  It’s ridiculous.  These are just some little start ups that want to make a buck.

Just stop being duped if you can and take in some videos at the Killer Algorithms page and see what this is all about. 

Attack of the Killer Algorithms – “Algo Duping 101"

Read this link if you want as I included some tweets where I seemed to get Acxiom a little moved.  Just don’t fall for this crap as you are being code hosed if you do.  The Senator was correct at 7 apps/devices were found by the FTC to be selling your data. 

Senator Schumer of New York Calling for Privacy Protections With Sharing Data From Wearable Devices, As FTC Found Some Are Sending Data To 3rd Parties, Once Again Need To License the Data Sellers & Distributors

Nobody except myself seems to want to mention the direct correlation with the data selling epidemic to inequality but you can read the link below and I spell it out there.  If there’s wasn’t all this money in it, there would not be a problem first of all.  Second of all insurers and others buy up all and any kind of data they can get a hold of. Insurers are already buying your charge card records and are recording your voice on the phone at call centers to see what your current state is.

Data Selling and the Direct Correlation To Accelerated Inequality - Epidemic Spreading Like A Virus Moving Money Keeping Corporations Cash Rich and Consumers Cash Poor

Help me out if you like and donate a dollar or two to get a law passed to require all data distributors to be licensed so we know who they are and disclose what kind of data they sell and to who.  This won’t stop it but would bring transparency to the forefront.  You might as well forget consumer mHealth as well as people are running for the exits due to all of this.   These companies and what they promise are a joke and don’t fall for this as you are really worth much more than this dummy down algorithmic process by all means.  If you haven’t figured this out yet, this is how the “Secret Scoring of America” is what accelerates inequality.  BD

World Privacy Forum Report - The Scoring of America: How Secret Consumer Scores Threaten Your Privacy and Your Future - One Big Element that Fuels the Continued Attack of Killer Algorithms & Demise of the Middle Class Creating Profiteering And/Or Denial of Access

Our personal information is highly valued, and online data brokers are making millions by gathering and sharing our search histories, buying habits and marriage statuses with advertisers and marketers. But several new services want to help you take control of this process — by selling your personal data yourself.

That's what a new generation of platforms, including Datacoup, Handshake and Meeco, make possible. All three are personal-data marketplaces set to launch this summer, and their goal is the same: to cut out the data-mining middleman by allowing users to share their personal information with companies — and get paid for it.



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