Oasis Labs' Dawn Song on a Safer Way to Protect Your Data
Dawn Song, a MacArthur “genius” and UC Berkeley professor, thinks your data could be worth something.
She knows that’s a radical idea. Once your data is shared, common wisdom holds that the cat’s out of the bag. It can be copied, sold, leaked—passed between companies and platforms in a seemingly uncontrollable way. A particular data point could become fuel for Facebook’s ad algorithms, get snapped up by data brokers, or sit idly on your device.