Amid much fanfare, word came last week that Facebook was acquiring messaging application WhatsApp for $19 billion. In the days that followed, competitors saw a flood of traffic. Industry watchers heralded the move as a bellwether of the deep public distrust of the largest of today’s social networks.
Against this backdrop, researchers from the MobiSocial Lab at the Stanford School of Engineering have announced a new type of social network, called Omlet, which shields users from the monetization of their personal lives by giving them total and unquestioned control of their personal data.
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