Why Paying for Technology with Personal Data Is Creepy

Author and entrepreneur Andrew Keen argues that the free business model employed by Google and Facebook is "the original sin" of the Internet and that it's corrupted everything around it.

Technology & Innovation

Andrew Keen argues that the free business model employed by Google and Facebook -- in which the use of their services is paid for by users' personal data -- has corrupted the internet and birthed a new "creepy economy." Keen says if he could reconfigure Google's business model, he'd erase the data tracking and instead charge for the web search service.

Andrew Keen: Uber Is Not The Answer

Author and entrepreneur Andrew Keen points to Uber as an example of an unregulated internet innovation wreaking havoc on customers, communities, and even its own employees.

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Andrew Keen is a British-American author and entrepreneur whose latest book, "The Internet is Not the Answer," explores the internet's negative effects on our psychology, economy, and culture. In this interview, Keen uses Uber as an example of an internet innovation that is wreaking havoc on an entire industry while taking advantage of its unregulated status to exploit customers and employees alike.