Most of us who are into tech are aware that massive amounts of data is being collected on us every minute of everyday through the devices that are basically a part of us. Maybe fewer of you know that this data has become a resource more valuable than oil. Unfortunately, you do not own this data that is collected about you. It's making money for tech companies while you are the one being mined for this valuable resource. Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang is not only proposing that you should have a right to your data, but you should also be able to get a piece of the money being made of it as well.
The Corbett Report released a video today about presidential candidate, Andrew Yang and his recent blog post about "regulating technology firms in the 21st century." This video invited it's viewers to join in on a little journalistic exercise and actually read Yang's blog before engaging in the rest of the video and determine what parts you would highlight to summarize the most important points. The video caught me at a good time and I decided to partake in the exercise. (I invite you to join in as well. Link to Yang's blog post here)
The blog talks about big tech companies profiting off of personal data without accountability, the psychological effect of social media dopamine addiction, and the inability of our current government to handle these issues.