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Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and author of The Truth Machine, discusses the risk of popular platforms like Facebook becoming centralized repositories for millions of users' data, which is first mined, then sold to advertisers. Beyond its uses for cryptocurrency, can blockchain technology help prevent unauthorized data mining and redistribution by decentralizing its storage? Vigna thinks so. 

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