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Perpetual Debt in the Silicon Savannah

Cautionary tale around the language of empowerment: Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.

Additional MyData Bank Account at Osuuspankki

To make sure we have also a “normal” bank account (we’ve used the modern Holvi and Transferwise, but there are times they don’t work), proposing to set up a new bank account. This will not be our main account, but will be used when other accounts not usable, and for example for storing some cash reserve.

Watch 'The Great Hack' Trailer

They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. In select theaters and on Netflix July 24.

Can You Put a Price on Your Personal Data?

A US senator wants to oblige big tech to declare to users how much they make with personal data.

Paper about 'Return on Data'

Consumers routinely supply personal data to technology companies in exchange for services. Yet, the relationship between the utility (U) consumers gain and the data (D) they supply - 'return on data' (ROD) - remains largely unexplored.

Why paying people for their data is a bad idea

Paying people for 'data is a bad idea. Not only would it lure the cash-poor into selling their privacy, but it also plays into the hands of those who seek to...avoid a collective response to the increasing power asymmetries in the digital data economy'.

New Data Economy Rainmakers: Where's My Money?

Europe has the potential to become the leader of the new data economy - live stream and recording from the event is available.