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{Economics}
{Economics}
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Goodbye IRL Hello Meritocracy
the same old revolution is still avoidable
jksez
by  jksez
What if Reparations for Slavery were Paid Instead of Bank Bail Outs?
24601
by  24601
What is Surveillance Capitalism?
Surveillance capitalism is a new term addressing the process of commodifying personal data with the core purpose of profit-making. Since personal data can be commodified it has become one of the most valuable resources on earth.
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blame_canada_a
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not sure how old this post is, but this podcast is a great explainer about the subject with crazy examples, pretty scary. long live internet freedom :)

https://irlpodcast.org/season4/episode5/
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HelpTheAged
HelpTheAged
To answer the original question, it's a son of a whore.

Unless you want to go through a lot of ball ache you're basically chipped if you own a smart phone. This is at present an unregulated free for all and tech companies are making hay. But slowly I should imagine a thirst for privacy will emerge and that more people will begin cutting google and facebook out of their lives. I know my next phone is definitely going to be a degoogled android, and I'm already fb free
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pompom
pompom
tbh i am not worried at all. for a normal human being in this world, who does no harm or break any dumbass rules, i think nobody would bother using any personal info against me. what would they achieve? fuckall thats what. dont bother get into some conspiracy shit, as at the end of the day life ends up too short to realize whats good. sry if im not making sense, having some lovely gummies from radarbreeder which hit like a hailstorm
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thomasTank
thomasTank
Privacy isn't about your data its about the rights of those that keep society in check. Just like freedom of speech; its unlikely that any of us are going to say anything that a government will censor but we need others to be able to do this.

With privacy a whislteblower or someone collecting data against the powerful needs that protection or we are all really fucked.
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HelpTheAged
HelpTheAged
that's perfectly alright pompom. I don't think you've taken the time to look into this and see what facebook and google are really doing, because if you do I'm confident you'll change your tune. I can assure you it is far worse and far further reaching than you imagine. Tbh the nothing to hide argument is very flimsy. For example. The guy next door has a moustache that makes him look like a paedo and he behaves in erratic ways, so presumably an anonymous tip off to inform the busies of his noncing habit will only be a problem for him if he has something to hide? Crude example I know but the point stands. Back to the price of bread, I advise you to research how fb operates as a worthy starting point
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pompom
pompom
no i admit i haven`t researched anything of what you guys discussing, but at the end of the day im on the same opinion. i think as a free person (or believe i do, despite working for the rich) and my mind feels higher then the people who surround me and hurts me to see the way they see things. how miserable their lives are because of their shitty job(mine is the same tho) and stuff like that. i know facebook for example were sued last year or so for selling customers data to a 3rd party or some shit like that and watched the video where zuckerberg was trying to reply not looking like a slow thinker infront of the senate. however, stay safe all and take the tin foil hats sometimes, because thats what will really save us at the end when things go to hell. peace
E.T.
by  E.T.
How Can the Stock Market Go Up When So Many People Are Unemployed?
a history of mercantalism
yagz
by  yagz
AI So What. There will always be work.
how hard is it to get skills anymore?
coldspurs
by  coldspurs
The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy
thomasTank
What is Neo Feudalism?
w4wendetta
How do banks "create" money?
spiceX1
by  spiceX1
Frédéric Bastiat
Financial returns of fascism?
The problem of doctors’ salaries (atlantic)
why is empty housing a popular investment?
fan4
by  fan4
When will AI replace every job?
Machine Money and People Money
mr slowbot
Why is redlining considered immoral by most people?
What is post-scarcity?
The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era
Japan Breaks the Basic Laws of Economics
phds mvp
by  phds mvp
Companies Die Like People, Cities Live Like Universes
gs
by  gs
In the 1970s Irish Banks went on strike. Pubs replaced them easily.
RNCIN2012
by  RNCIN2012
What if Taxes were started for churches at least Scientology the World has enough Bad fiction already spread too thick f…
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why don't you libertarians ever go off on the medical system? it's the coziest relationship between government and indu…
mr slowbot
Entrepreneurs are redesigning the basic building block of capitalism (Economist)
at tes
by  at tes
How can people deal with natural monopolies?
ben
by  ben
What is monetization?
Han duo
by  Han duo
Does bitcoin have real potential in Greece?
bigg now