circa 1980. "And we concluded that one excellent way to protect people was to collect less information about them."

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the point here is not to praise IBM, but that there was a recognition of fundamentals about privacy almost 40 years ago that is just now "waking up to". The understanding that data is a toxic asset, and that only information that's essential should be collected, is on display here. At least in marketing... from the biggest tech company of the day.

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Is it possible that they just didn't realize the value of data, or the benefit of not having that much data outweighed having it back then? I think ML algorithm wasn't that thirsty for data and now people just throw as much data as possible to some nerual networks…
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