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Inequality, data and ownership: joining the dots

Inequality, data and ownership: joining the dots

Classical debates about power and inequality, from Locke to Marx, centre on the topic of ownership. In our digital age, these theoretical views may seem outdated, writes Gabriella Razzano. But the exponential growth of our “personal” data and corporations’ widespread use of it make these frameworks more valuable than ever.

Wake up, algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep

Wake up, algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep

Your web browsing history is the most lucrative piece of information that can be traded, writes Beverley Skeggs. Professor Skeggs gave a public lecture on the topic at LSE in September 2017 You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities,