Michael Patrick Lynch

University of Connecticut

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Michael Patrick Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and the author of The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data.

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The looming battle over internet privacy

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