Strategy

Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data inequality.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer. They recently interviewed Kevin Kelly, the futurist cofounder of Wired Magazine and bestselling author, who predicts that the “economics of data ownership” […]
Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data inequality.
Markets

‘We’ve got to be cautious that we don’t become creepy’ — Delta wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy

Delta’s CEO wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy or making them uncomfortable. The airline could use data to better understand its customers, personalise its communications and service, and track how flyers rated their experiences, Ed Bastian said at its investor day this month. “We’ve got […]
‘We’ve got to be cautious that we don’t become creepy’ — Delta wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy
News

From face scanning to microchipping employees, these are the methods bosses are increasingly using to monitor staff at work

Workplace surveillance is becoming increasingly common, with as many as half of all organisations using some sort of non-conventional monitoring technology, research from IT consultancy firm Gartner shows. New innovations have allowed companies to use facial scanning, microchips, listening devices, email scanning and data mining to keep a track of […]
From face scanning to microchipping employees, these are the methods bosses are increasingly using to monitor staff at work
Tech

Palantir, a secretive tech company started by members of the ‘PayPal mafia’ with close ties to the Trump administration, could be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. Take a closer look at how it makes money

Palantir has confidentially filed a draft of its S-1 paperwork for its planned IPO listing, the company announced Monday. Activists have long protested the $US20 billion big-data company for the ICE’s use of its software to gather, store, and search for data on undocumented immigrants, and reportedly played a role […]
Palantir, a secretive tech company started by members of the ‘PayPal mafia’ with close ties to the Trump administration, could be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. Take a closer look at how it makes money
News

An auto exec who was ahead of the curve on electric cars explains what he sees as the biggest opportunity in the self-driving industry

Former GM executive and Fisker Automotive CEO Tony Posawatz has joined the board of Renovo, a California-based startup that’s developing an open-source platform for autonomous mobility and data gathering. Posawatz has a habit of being ahead of the curve on major innovations in transportation technology. Renovo has devised a way […]
An auto exec who was ahead of the curve on electric cars explains what he sees as the biggest opportunity in the self-driving industry