For better or for worse, the internet today is funded by advertising. While ads can be annoying, the real issue isn’t having to watch ads – it’s when then ads watch us. AdTech today is premised on invasive personal data collection. Companies like Google and Facebook amass voluminous dossiers on each of us, and sell highly-targeted ads based on our income, gender, age, location, buying habits, personal interests, sexual orientation, and much, much more. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And Cloudflare is going to show us how. Today, I’ll talk again with the CTO, John Graham-Cumming, about Cloudflare Radar and much more.
John Graham-Cumming is a British software engineer and writer best known for starting a successful petition to the Government of the United Kingdom asking for an apology for its persecution of Alan Turing. As of 2020, he serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Cloudflare.