Now that we have American presidential candidates normalizing the idea of owning your data like personal property, I wonder how the #Solid project (solid.inrupt.com) is doing?
@Gina I was wondering, too, a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't find anything new, though. still appears to be "in the making" to me, in a sense that they're not really ready to do a big public push. However there are a couple of example applications..
@Gina I'm all for owning and controlling our data but not for selling our data because that would be ethically wrong. It eventually would corrupt us. Besides Mastodon and the Fediverse in general prove that we can own and control our data without selling it. Other (and IMHO better) projects for owning and controlling data are #Freedombox, #freedombone and #TinCan.
@Gina Extremely bad idea. It's just another form of 'Privacy for Sale', only this time you're supposed to get money for it instead of others making money off of you.
It will result in exploitation of poor people who will be forced to sell their personal data just to make ends meet.
Violations of privacy should be trialed, not legalized.
I've made a long thread about this, but it looks like that was on and got deleted along with my profile.
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