The two faces of tech

In the garden of good and evil at Strata

Vicki Boykis

In 2013, a couple months after the Edward Snowden story broke, I attended Strata, a data conference run by O’Reilly (the animal book people). Big data was all the rage, and the talks and vendor booths were filled with promises of streaming, sentiment analysis, and ridiculous business insights at the snap of a finger.

One of the talks that year was this …

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