#TheScalaReport: When and how did we first lose the privacy of our data & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE @ScalaInc

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Event: Immigration Bill Signing

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Date 3 October 1965

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#TheScalaReport: When and how did we first lose the privacy of our data & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE @ScalaInc


A historian of Silicon Valley argues that the end of privacy began in the 1960s, when the U.S. Congress made choices that allowed tech giants to become as powerful as they are.


In his 1909 short story The Machine Stops, E. M. Forster imagined a future in which people live in isolation underground, their needs serviced by an all-powerful ‘machine’. Human activity consists mainly of remote communication — face-to-face interaction is frowned upon. Ultimately, the title of the story plays out: the machine stops, civilization collapses, and the future of humanity is left to the surface-dwellers who avoided dependency.