This blog has looked at 'the rise of the data':
Futures Forum: The Internet and Democracy @ Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
It has also looked at 'the rise of the data oligarchs':
Futures Forum: Reforming the data economy
Futures Forum: Brexit: and Exeter's MP raising questions
Especially those of Silicon Valley:
Futures Forum: The promises of technological innovation>>> "The rise of the techno-libertarians: the five most socially-destructive aspects of Silicon Valley"
Futures Forum: The promises of technological innovation >>> "So, if networked communication and cybernetic technologies are so potentially liberating, why are they so authoritarian in the forms they currently take?"
Duncan McCain of the New Economics Foundation has been looking at this again
- in the first of a four-parter:
The rise of the data oligarchs | New Economics Foundation
What conversations about Cambridge Analytica are missing | New Economics Foundation