Note to Reporters: If Surveillance Data Shouldn’t Exist, Then Don’t Use It

The New York Times fails in its attempt to report on the surveillance economy

Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Regardless of the disclaimers and caveats, these stories rely on information from invasive data brokers at the very moment when we need to create distance from them.

Dr. Chris Gilliard is a writer, professor and speaker. His scholarship concentrates on digital privacy, and the intersections of race, class, and technology.

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