~12 min read · 2020-02-28 · Suppose you walk into a shop and the guard at the entrance records your name. Cameras on the ceiling track your every step in the store, log which items you looked at and which ones you ignored. After…
mere “data exhaust” became valuable “behavioural surplus” – information given by users that could be sold
Despite this, our legal systems accept the fact that most internet users click “Accept” as confirmation of informed consent, which it clearly is not. It’s really passive acceptance of impotence.
The important point is that surveillance and our passive acceptance of it lies at the heart of the dystopia we are busily constructing.