Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics, Author: Nicholas Wapshott.
Nineteen Eighty-Four, Author: George Orwell.
By Nicholas Wapshott – Some, like Google and Facebook, pose primarily as software companies when their main revenue source, and their main business, is to mine data and sell advertisers access to customers. We knew this already, of course, though it seems many of us would prefer to forget the true nature of the technology firms that have boomed in the last decade. Seduced by their dazzling baubles, we have bought in to Big Brother without truly understanding the true price we are paying and will continue to pay for access to their brave new world.
We all use George Orwell’s phrase “Big Brother” to describe an overweening state. Just as telling about the way big government and big business treat small people, however, is Orwell’s satire on fake democratic slogans: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” more> http://tinyurl.com/nxqh6h7
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- Would Ben Franklin Trade Liberty for Wiretapping? Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution
- Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind, Claire Cain Miller, NYTimes.com
- Edward Snowden shows evolution of smuggling secrets, Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
- T-Mobile, Verizon not under U.S. data watch due to foreign ties: WSJ, Reuters
- Feds hunted for Snowden in days before NSA programs went public, Mark Hosenball, Reuters/Yahoo
- Utah home to NSA’s new mega-warehouse for data, Brady McCombs, AP
- NSA surveillance retrospective: AT&T, Verizon never denied it, Declan McCullagh, CNET News
- Response to Revelations of NSA’s Data Collection Program: From Denial to Nonchalance, Andrew Katz, TIME
- Big Brother Is Watching You Swipe: The NSA’s Credit Card Data Grab, Martha C. White, TIME
- The Real Reason Telecoms Cooperate on National Security? Money, Ira Stoll, TIME