We gave up our rights without a fight.
We really did - or should I say - we are doing so at an accelerated speed. And no one seems to be concerned.
The Internet is a surveillance state.
The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, and whether we like it or not, we're being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads. One reporter used a tool called Collusion to track who was tracking him; 105 companies tracked his Internet use during one 36-hour period.
Facebook, for example, correlates your online behavior with your purchasing habits offline. And there's more. There's location data from your cell phone, there's a record of your movements from closed-circuit TVs.
We give it away - free. All of our information is marketable. All of our activities traceable. Perhaps we are allowing ourselves to be programmable as well. I watched a David Karp interview on Charlie Rose. If you didn't know, Karp sold Tumblr to Yahoo for big bucks. It's social media but it is also a marketing cash cow. We give away all of our information - and talents - on social media.
What will become of it?
Personal surveillance drone.
No kidding - I found this attached to my screen door. What?
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