The headline “We Can’t Trust Uber” in the New York Times drove dozens of emails and IMs toward me today from friends, acquaintances, and students. “Did you see this?” “Looks like trust is becoming hot.”
True enough, there seems to be a growing awareness of the power of data, and the ubiquity of surveillance and data capture as qualities of our lives in a wired society. But the article’s authors, an information professor at UNC and a professor of organizations and management at Northwestern University, offer a radical proposal on how to define and execute the role of government in the 21st century.
Alarmed by the power of data capture, they embrace an idea originally discussed in New Republic by … Read More