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Facebook may know everything about us—but what if we owned our own data?

Our twentieth-century copyright and property laws aren’t fit for a twenty-first century world

By Sam Moore  

This morning, something happened that would shock anybody that’s seen the film The Social Network. Mark Zuckerberg said sorry. The Facebook founder apologised for what he called a “breach of trust” arising from the dealings between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested users’ data without their consent, and then used it to psychologically profile them and, in some cases, deliver them pro-Trump material on Facebook.

This raises a lot of questions—beyond just what all of…

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