Every Internet user leaves behind a digital trail. The collection and trading of that data in order to create personalized advertising is a growing business. Is there a way for computer users to prevent companies buying their data?
For years, scientists have raised concerns about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Facebook said it chose Germany because of its position "at the forefront of the conversation."
Chancellor Angela Merkel has suddenly woken up to the idea of taxing the sale of individuals' data, and has asked for suggestions on how to tackle digital companies. Should data be treated differently than car parts?
After the recent data abuse scandal, Facebook wants to make it easier for its users to protect their privacy. But big data entrepreneur and technology critic, Yvonne Hofstetter, doubts that anything will change.
Austria has vowed to tax tech giants, following France's new levy on the so-called GAFA companies: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. The EU has been trying to implement a bloc-wide policy on the matter.
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