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Silicon Valley culture and social media, data and property rights

Silicon Valley culture and social media, data and property rights

Silicon Valley is often held up as a meritocracy where anyone with a good idea can change the world through technological innovation. Author and academic Alice Marwick believes that Silicon Valley is actually a place that actively excludes women and people from different social and ethnic backgrounds. We also speak to Professor Michael Fraser about his idea of attaching a property right to our digital profiles. He believes that a property right would work in a similar way to copyright licensing and potentially give people more control over how their data is used. But is the idea workable?

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