Fast Forward Episode 1 - Clouds of Personal Data: Welcome to the Labyrinth
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A fresh look at data access in the age of The Cloud. With so many thoughts, images and memories digitally logged and uploaded, is it only a matter of time before our past catches up with us? Are there better ways to store our information? Our data has been forming its own infrastructure of billions of blogs, documents and emails we no longer use.

Ken Hollings talks with data engineer and University of Michigan Associate Professor of English Tung-Hui Hu about ideas in his book A Prehistory of the Cloud: How digital infrastructure is built on top of defunct physical infrastructure. Tanya Basu, senior reporter at MIT Technology, shares a way of curating information that might do us more favors, digital gardening, and Kaspersky Security Researcher David Emm offers ideas for safer data storage.

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