How Data Hoarding Is the New Threat to Privacy and Climate Change

Big Tech needs to get better at energy efficiency

Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
OneZero
Published in
6 min readAug 1, 2019

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AsAs machine learning and other data-intensive algorithms proliferate, more organizations are hoarding data in hopes of alchemizing it into something valuable. From spy agencies to network infrastructure providers, data collection is part and parcel of the digital economy…

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Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
OneZero

A curious human on a quest to watch the world learn. I teach computer programming and write about software’s overlap with society and politics. www.tebs-lab.com