Aram Sinnreich, Jesse Gilbert: The Secret Life of Data (2024, MIT Press) 5 stars

Good information well presented

5 stars

As the authors say data does not flow to the lowest point like water it spreads out reaching unexpected places. They look at how even data collected for the best reasons can, and often does, get used in unintended ways. I appreciated that they don’t try to present solutions but do speak to how things can get better, slowly. Highly recommend if you are at all interested in data collection, privacy, or related topics.