2017-04-21

Do You Use The Internet Or Know Someone Who Does?

Then this on the the surveillance economy is required reading.

The economic basis of the Internet is surveillance. Every interaction with a computing device leaves a data trail, and whole industries exist to consume this data. Unlike dystopian visions from the past, this surveillance is not just being conducted by governments or faceless corporations. Instead, it’s the work of a small number of sympathetic tech companies with likable founders, whose real dream is to build robots and Mars rockets and do cool things that make the world better. Surveillance just pays the bills.


Aside


Previous post
In 86.9% Of Emails I Receive …containing the phrase ‘please can you confirm’ what the correspondent actually means is ‘please can you tell me’.
Next post
The World Today The C-major label have released a recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 which is clearly marked as being in D minor.