Regularly reading and writing in the privacy area, I’m not easily shocked anymore. I’m cynical about corporations, I don’t really trust governments to do much better. Still, this article shocked me.
We’ve been talking theoretically about what would happen if a hostile government got hold of your data (as @aral puts it, your digital self). But what happens if, even before that, the information about your digital self is used to win elections? Legally too.
This is one of the most important articles I’ve posted recently. Regardless of your political affiliations, it is scary. Cambridge Analytica is everything we feared: