What is so interesting about you that you're worth spying on?Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 06:57
We all know that the NSA is spying on us. But he's not talking about the NSA, bur rather the cookies. There are as many as 17 trackers on this site alone, as an alert DPer pointed out. This is news to me. It is not me who is doing that tracking, but likely Google, and those other guys - the loathesome bikini advertisers. They're all watching you from the Cloud. They are the eye in the sky, wherever you go, across the World Wide Web.
But why? To return to Lanier's question, What is so interesting about you that you're worth spying on?
The cloud is driven by statistics, and even in the worst individual cases of personal ignorance, dullness, idleness or irrelevance, every person is constantly feeding data into the cloud these days. The value of such information could be treated as genuine, but it is not. Instead, the blindness of our standards of accounting to all that value is gradually breaking capitalism.
I could continue typing, but I would risk copyright infringement, and further, it would blow your mind / bore you to tears / make you scoff at how ridiculous you think it is, depending on how you are predisposed toward thinking about the current technology revolution that we're living through.
So let's wait on that for now and ponder the question: What is so interesting about you that you're worth spying on?