An outright consumer rebellion is the only thing that will stop giant companies like Walgreens from micro-tracking you from entrance to exit. Walgreens offers an empty promise that they won’t track your identity, but that is nonsense because other stores are already doing exactly that!
Total Surveillance Society
If Sidewalk Labs “gathers and de-identifies the location of cellphone users”, it means it HAS the identification and location of the cellphone users. Technocrats have no ethics and zero restraint in using any and all data that they can collect
Nest is owned by Google. Wouldn’t you think that Google could secure its Nest devices if it had mind to do so? This again exposes the wanton disregard for security of the technology being pushed by Big Tech. Other Google products include Android, Google Home, Gmail, etc.
Technocrats are rapidly filling up outer space with spy satellites and weaponry. Russia collaborated with UK scientists to develop much of this technology. Basically, everybody is spying on everybody else and the space race is on.
This article is correct to state: “But if human rights concerns aren’t enough to move U.S. policymakers, there’s another reason to act: Exporting surveillance equipment enables digital authoritarianism and hurts U.S. national interests.” However, TN readers know that Technocrats don’t care about U.S. national interests!
Unchecked surveillance-for-profit is upon us, but is driven as much by Technocracy as by Capitalism itself. Technocrats are data-hoarders who can never get enough data nor exhaust their drive for analysis of collected data.
With every new Smart Home device installed, more information about you is being secretly collected, categorized, analyzed and sold. ‘Decentralized surveillance’ provides a pool of data that can be used to manipulate human behavior.
Your unencrypted and unprotected Ring video stream is openly available to Ring staffers in Ukraine, and to others who can discover your email address. Technocrats have no ethical boundaries or concern for the rights of others when it comes to data.
AT&T was caught red handed and exposed this week by Motherboard. for selling customer location data, an egregious violation of privacy laws. Today, AT&T says they have stopped selling data because they now know a Federal investigation is being ramped up. If history is a guide, AT&T will resume selling after the heat and attention have passed. AT&T is a classic example of Technocracy in action.
Are you happy that every Tom, Dick and Harry in the world can pinpoint your location and track your whereabouts like the CIA? Mega-carriers apparently gain huge profits by selling your location data to private, and often shady, data mining companies, who in turn sell it to others. This makes mockery of every privacy agreement ever offered by these companies.