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Guy data-mines himself, offers his data for sale

Brooklyn-based Federico Zannier, who, like most of us, has repeatedly seen his personal data mined by corporations like Facebook and Google without getting a single cent from it. In retaliation, he started recording all his online activity, such as the websites he visited, mouse pointer positions, screenshots of what he looks at, webcam images of his computer face, GPS locations and logs of apps that he uses.

Now, he has launched a Kickstarter appeal for anyone who wants this data. A couple of bucks, for instance will get you an entire days’ worth of data, while, at the other side of the scale, $200 will get you the full works — which hovers around the 7GB-mark and includes tools for tracking your own activity. It is more of a statement than anything else, but it’s a good one.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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