Sway of data analytica

UPSC Practice recommends Sway of data analytica.

Since digital technology is advanced enough to capitalise on immense data sets of information about us, Big Tech finds itself in a position to influence internal policy, diplomacy and market forces, affecting billions of users in such a way that can compromise our social values. In fact, the Snowden whistle-blowing and Cambridge Analytica scandal, among others, have laid bare this omnipresence. Owing to its monopoly of data, digital technology is now such a powerful weapon for controlling the masses that its use must be regulated.

Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times

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