Is Facebook or Google the greater worry?

A couple of months ago, a veteran investor in Silicon Valley conducted an experiment: He extracted all the data that Facebook and Google each held about him and compared the files.

The results startled him - Google held dramatically more information, by a large multiple. "It's amazing," he said over breakfast in San Francisco. "Why is nobody talking about that?"


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'Is Facebook or Google the greater worry?'. Print Edition | Subscribe