Quote of the Day

“When companies host all of your data and have the ability to delete you and it at-will, all sorts of nightmarish science fiction futures are possible. This is the other side of the “identity theft” nightmare where the companies thieve and destroy individuals’ identities. What are these companies’ responsibilities? Who is overseeing them? What kind of regulation is necessary?”
–danah boyd, writing on losing your digital identity and posing the idea that users should own control of backing up and deleting data as well as closing down accounts.