Pretty thorough review of Shoshana Zuboff’s new book. Key idea is the “extraction imperative” that drives Google, Facebook, etc.
Fascinating history of the Commodore 64, East Germany in the 80s, and the surveillance state.
Walmart just patented a procedure for capturing customer health data via shopping cart handles. No way this data could be misused, no-sir.
Facebook’s People You May Know “mines information users don’t have control over to make connections they may not want it to make.”