Who should be trusted with our data?

A chart from The Economist (and my humble guess about an item that was apparently not included in the survey): Trusting one's iPhone: 100% MT @freakonometrics "How much do you trust __ to have access to your genetic test data?" pic.twitter.com/DdgOJhIQas— Jan…

Face recognition and robocalls: where is the code of conduct?

Here is the news: Nine civil liberties and consumer advocate groups announced early Tuesday morning that they were withdrawing from talks with trade associations over how to write guidelines for the fair commercial use of face recognition technology for consumers. Some context: “At a base minimum, people should be able…

Rethinking Macro Policy: Ken Rogoff's remarks

Rogoff's remarks at this year's IMF Spring Meeting start at about 19:30. Many points are healthy food for thought, I just quickly wrote down five things that caught my attention: Entertainment is now virtually free in advanced economies. Uber allows for a more efficient use of the capital stock.…