By Kevin Kelly – The internet is a tracking machine. It is engineered to track. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked by the greater network, corporations, and governments. 98 more words
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Recently in an article, Gigi Alford wrote “Russia goes for gold in internet regulation,” and I was going to suggest that Turkey is a close runner-up. 426 more words
We are privileged to live in a country and during an era where threats to worry over reach a high degree of abstraction.
On Facebook or Google, oddly, ads are what bother people, although they make it possible for things like Google or Facebook to arrive at your screen for “free,” just like the old broadcast soap operas “brought to you by Tide.” We see a trend toward expectation that anything you put on the Internet is private, if only you toggle that gear-shaped thing in the corner the right direction. 774 more words
Mike Lofgren, a former congressional staff member with top secret clearance, says there are two levels of government in the United States — a democratic government which is increasingly unable to pay for its normal operations, and a “deep state” with virtually unlimited funds to wage undeclared wars. 304 more words