The funniest thing is that you think anyone has privacy these days, no one does and the only people who genuinely care about it are those who have something to hide anyway.
I've nothing to hide, but like maximizing my privacy. The huge amounts of money being made off data mining means encroachment is getting more and more aggressive and frequent.
It feels like vultures are circling overhead, whilst packs of jackals pace nearby waiting for the scraps left by the lions and tigers and bears...
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
It's out of control. Why for the sake of all that is holy should companies salivate over the chance to know what you grandmother's email address is or how many texts she sent you last year? But they want this and more.
Best case scenario: they use it for advertising and micro-targeted advertising. Well guess what? I DON'T WANT TO BE AN ADVERTISING SPONGE. And yes, I am screaming about it. They rub my last nerve raw every day with this stuff. Enough has become too much quite rapidly and people are just accepting of it. Grates my cheese. I am absolutely peeved about the amount of adverts shoved at the populace every second of every day.
And when I research for a purchase, I want to make up my own mind on the merits not buy whatever product paid the most to get front and center.
Companies act as if they have a God Given Right to shove advertising in your face. I consider that a breach of my privacy and everything that encourages that is egregious to me.
Have a quick look:
But wait, there's more...
Capitulate today and megacorp will use your metrics as part of their social engineering. That's right! The huge rivers of liquidity we've created from selling chances for the ad snipers to take pot shots at you will go to push our agenda and help us bully you into thinking the way we believe you should. We'll build out huge platforms and rig the systems so "right think" will rise to the top and "wrong think" will get squashed and punished. We are not governments, but we still believe we have the right and duty to control the populace and herd them toward a future we envision. Whether that future is good or ill. The marketplace of ideas needs to be under our control for your own good. What's "right think" and "wrong think" anyway? It is what we and those who think like us decide it is at any given moment, of course. And how dare you want to believe otherwise than we?
So, yeah, I do have have something to hide after all. My chance at sanity in a world gone mad where people seem to want advertisement overload and to allow some technocrats to decide the course of society based on how much money they throw at an issue and how wide of an audience they can capture.