Your Personal Information Is Now the World’s Most Valuable Commodity

While oil was the world’s most valuable resource, it has been surpassed by data, as evidenced by the five most valuable companies in the world today — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet.

Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab is the author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.

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