http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/

# Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow is blocked), which serves us well, may serve others better. Whether this distinction turns out to matter may be the one piece of information the Internet cannot deliver.

by Evgeny Morozov

by John Naughton

#### Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

#### Privacy and Big Data: The Players, Regulators and Stakeholders

by Terence Craig and Mary E. Ludloff
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