At one point about two years ago, Return Path employees read about 8,000 unredacted emails to help train the company’s software, people familiar with the episode say.
Privacy is (almost) a thing of the past in the digital landscape. If you sign up for centralized services you give up privacy in return; that’s just the way it is.
Now, decentralized services… there are a ton of new opportunities to do this “right” – I’m excited to see many of them come online in the next few years.
This is particularly an interesting space for myself because I find myself working on a centralized / decentralized service called Yen. How one is to balance privacy and utility is going to be a fun challenge.
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