Is it impossible to stay safe online? Can we still trust Facebook – or Google, or Instagram, or Snapchat? These are questions that have plagued us all. And not just technically and politically, but also philosophically.
In 2018, data scientist Christopher Wylie released a cache of documents revealing how Cambridge Analytica, his former employer, was involved in the illegal practice of harvesting data to target groups and influence political influence. This leak is part of the reason these questions have overtaken public debate.
For Wylie’s appearance at Antidote, we’ve put together a digital health check, a guide to some of the big questions about data, privacy, security and Facebook we should be asking ourselves – and the big tech companies – if we want to keep living our lives online.