Welcome to MineMemoir: the MineMe blog on all things data

Our goal is to help everyone understand what data is out there, who has access to it, what is being done with it. Understanding our data rights and the current data landscape will empower us to decide what data we're comfortable sharing, with whom, and at what price. 

Join MineMe and the Data Revolution as we seek to put power back in the hands of the user, while enabling companies to leverage the best data to get to the best outcomes

Published: August 25th, 2023

Zoom's updated terms of service, which allowed comprehensive data collection for AI model traininng, sparked outcry amongst Zoom’s customers. Join us as we explore how Zoom's controversy underscores the broader need for transparency and public discourse around the use of personal data to fuel AI innovation.

Published: August 11th, 2023

There has been a recent shift in the discourse surrounding data regulation: governments view their regulatory decisions as a balance between too little restraint enabling AI companies to gobble up every piece of content online, and too much regulation hamstringing companies to the point where they are no longer competitive. But is that narrative shift due to the takeoff of the “AI revolution”, or because of the larger investments that governments have made in tech regulation, foreign competition and cybersecurity? Learn more about the implications fo AI on the value of data. 

Published: July 28th, 2023

Have you ever experienced a moment of eerie coincidence when something you were just talking about with a friend showed up as an advertisement on your phone? In this blog, we will delve into the truth behind this perception, exploring how targeted advertising works, the role of data collection, and the myths surrounding our phones' ability to listen in on our conversations.

Published: July 21st, 2023

In November 2022, major tax-prep companies were accused of potential misconduct involving the unauthorized sharing of sensitive financial data of American taxpayers with tech giants like Meta and Google. This case study delves into the findings of the investigation, the legal consequences and the need for users to be empowered to control the spread of their own information. 

Published: July 14th, 2023

Amidst volatile changes in Twitter’s strategy and user base, Meta has recently launched a new app called "Threads" as a direct competitor to Twitter. Threads has also become a subject of increasing concern among users due to its data collection practices In this blog, we delve into the privacy concerns surrounding Threads, shedding light on its data collection practices and the reasons behind the controversy.

Published: July 7th, 2023

Ensuring the privacy and security of personal information has become a top priority. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revolutionized data protection laws and set a global standard for safeguarding individuals' data rights. In this blog post, we will delve into the key aspects of GDPR, its implications, and the importance of compliance today.

Published: June 30, 2023

Google announced its plan to phase out third-party cookies from Chrome by 2023. This decision aligns with the growing concern over online privacy but has far-reaching implications for digital stakeholders

Published: June 22, 2023

Cookies have become an integral part of our online experience, from personalizing our browsing sessions to enabling targeted advertising. Learn about what cookies are, how they work, and how they impact you every day.