"Data-abundant, ubiquitous, personal-is restructuring our competing values of privacy, convenience, identity, and control. No one understands this better than Weigend, and with Data For the People, he helps the rest of us understand it as well."
--Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody
"Andreas Weigend is the preeminent thinker on the economic power of social data. Data for the People is a brilliant guide for how individuals, companies and policymakers can tap data's value while retaining our
human values. Thought provoking-and action-inspiring!"
--Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor, The Economist and coauthor of Big Data
"Data is the new oil-the key means of production in modern capitalism. Big data refineries such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and OKCupid influence where we work, what we buy, who we marry, and how we vote-in ways that very few people understand, much less control. This is an excellent book about the biggest ever challenge to human privacy and autonomy. Social data expert Andreas Weigend explains the incredibly detailed data we give to these companies, how it's used to nudge our decisions, and how we can take back control so our data empower us rather than exploiting us."
--Geoffrey Miller, associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico