Episode #11 – The Good Data and Data Cooperatives with Marcos Menendez

In this episode, we discuss the work of The Good Data with Marcos Mendendez. You can reach him on Twitter @marcmenen. The mission of the Good Data is combine protecting individual Internet user’s privacy with raising money to make the world a better place. They are doing it by creating a web browser plugin that stops websites from collecting private data about you. If you choose to “opt-in”, this data can be shared anonymously with a data cooperative, which will then sell the anonymized data on your behalf and give the profits to a non-profit organization. Marcos is the founder and organizer of the Good Data.  You can find out more about him and the Good Data on their website at thegooddata.org and @thegooddata on Twitter.

Show Notes

Alex Fink

Editor & Host at The OKCast
In addition to hosting the OKCast, I am a Ph.D. student in Youth Studies at the University of Minnesota. I study methods of making research to document injustice and resistance available to young people to create social change. My particular focus is on the political economy and ecology of data, including data collection, data use, data access/sharing, data economics, and the ideologies surrounding it.

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