Tag: Cambridge Analytica

Big Brother doesn’t need to watch you when he has all your data
Science and Technology, UK Politics, US Politics

Big Brother doesn’t need to watch you when he has all your data

So, this is it. We’ve all experienced a strange urge to give everything we know about ourselves to an unspecified, unregulated entity. Who’d have thought becoming functioning members of modern civilisation would come with so many sacrifices? We knew handing over our basic information to Facebook would have some cost: what if they spam our emails or sell our phone numbers to cold callers? What if they find a way to hack our bank accounts? Of course, with a simple cost-benefit analysis we knew the chances of a giant multinational company robbing our money against our will were fairly slim. It wouldn’t exactly be great for Capitalism if we had no capital. But letting Facebook in on our interests, hobbies, politics, social class... this would all be harmless, right? We’d share ...