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    The Verge | Makena Kelly | 6/22/20 | 3 min
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    • Alexa
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      2 weeks ago

      Pretty rad.

      Users getting paid for the data they create is a popular idea among some tech thinkers like Jaron Lanier, someone Yang says he’s been influenced by.

      I was glad to see the shoutout for Jaron, I've heard the exact program outlined by him before. Exciting for a lawmaker to jump on actually enacting something like this.

      Even if it put pressure on companies just to let you easily delete data that would be fabulous. There's a decent way to do it on Facebook (so they say) but it doesn't touch your user data. I just spent 3 days last week deleting all my past usage history & data on Facebook and it was a huge headache. Fingers crossed this makes moves.