week 11 | the price of content and privacy


Everyone’s on the internet, but how many people are actually concerned about who KNOW what you’re doing on the internet. How much “privacy” actually exists? I think the word, the meaning doesn’t exist.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I think it’s clear once a person logs onto the internet the idea if remaining private is non-existent. In Zeynep Tufekci’s piece “Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics” He discusses George Orwell’s 1984 and the model of control sought by these big systems and social media companies is not one of pure fear, as in the novel, but rather an infrastructure of surveillance for our world. An idea in which I discussed further in my group podcast.

While browsers, cell phone companies, corporate and software companies, and, as recently revealed, the U.S. government, accumulate extensive information about individuals, the depth and the scale of the accumulated data remains opaque and inaccessible to the ordinary person.”

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