mfioretti: big brother*

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  1. Due to my principles I would much rather delete all data Google has collected about its users which consists of myself, my family, my friends, my co-workers and everybody that they know that connects to and uses popular services on the public Internet. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that I worked for a company which was directly threatening and targeting the people that I love.

    I would never be able to develop the tyrannical tools required to keep the Google wheels spinning. I am on the opposite side of the spectra. The project which you acknowledged, panic_bcast, I wrote to make it harder for law enforcement officers to gather evidence on political activists through cold boot attacks. Other projects I am mainly involved in because I believe in a free unregulated stream of information on the public Internet.

    I am one of those lucky individuals who can afford to work only on projects which I choose, and I choose to only involve myself in projects that I believe contribute something positive to the planet’s population. Google is not very high on that list, therefor I must respectfully decline your job offer.
    http://qnrq.se/why-i-wont-work-for-google
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  2. The latest controversy involving the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a testament to the basic privacy concerns raised at the scheme’s inception and repeatedly thereafter. In a sense, the Goa court order that sparked this particular incident — directing the UIDAI to give the CBI the biometrics of all enrolled people in the state in order to help investigate the gangrape of a seven-year-old girl — was inevitable.
    http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/edit...edit-blindfolding-big-brother-1970614
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  3. The common thread in both of these dystopian visions is a world in which our data is transmitted without our knowledge, and/or used against us in some way. Where Levchin seems to see an efficient exchange of data between user and service, one with benefits for both — and presumably a level (and secure) playing field in terms of who has access to it — Carr and Morozov see companies and governments misusing this data for their own nefarious purposes, while we remain powerless.

    What makes it difficult to argue with either one is that we’ve already seen the building blocks of this potential future emerge, whether it’s Facebook playing fast and loose with the privacy settings of a billion people, or companies aggregating information and creating profiles of us and our activities and desires. What happens when the sensor-filled future that Levchin imagines becomes a reality? Who will be in control of all that information?
    http://gigaom.com/2013/02/01/the-incr...line-between-big-data-and-big-brother
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