#algorithmicEvil - Consumer Advice from US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

This excellent Ars Technica article summarizes a report from the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that explores the practices and policies of consumer data collection companies.

It's conclusions: Consumers ...


What does Google's new privacy policy and Facebook's ever-changing privacy policy have in common?
They are both harbingers of evil.
Not evil in the (dualistic) sense of being the opposite of good; but evil because they represent an arguably Faustian exchange of something essential for convenience.
Let me explain.
Ayn Rand defines evil in The Virtue of Selfishness as follows:

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