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    We're all worried about it (... or should be) but it seems inevitable. How long before non-"smart" devices stop being manufactured and you have no choice but to purchase a fridge with a tablet stuck in the front? Apparently they're rolling out smart meters across the UK by the end of 2020 although there's currently no legal obligation to have one.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/smart-meters-how-they-work

    Anyone read Shoshana Zuboff's book? There was a decent interview with her in The Guardian last month.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...igital-privacy

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    I remember reading about this at the time. The internet is a giant petri dish.

    Facebook apologises for psychological experiments on users

    Facebook’s second most powerful executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has apologised for the conduct of secret psychological tests on nearly 700,000 users in 2012, which prompted outrage from users and experts alike.

    The experiment, revealed by a scientific paper published in the March issue of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, hid "a small percentage" of emotional words from peoples' news feeds, without their knowledge, to test what effect that had on the statuses or "likes" that they then posted or reacted to.
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ments-on-users

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    I think someone posted this in another thread a while back, Eden or sufi perhaps.

    'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism - https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...oogle-facebook

    Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions

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    People are actually doing it all by themselves now already, meaning those twitter-Stalinists who will dig into 7,8 year old twitter feeds to unearth this one "problematic" tweet to smear whoever they want to. People today getting punished for stupid tweets they did as a drunk teenager. It's hilarious and sad at the same time.

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    I heard her interviewed on a podcast recently and she was so bad it put me off reading the book. Rambled, tried to give 10m answers to questions, got pissy at the slightest challenge.

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    A good friend of mine and craners called Jim has been getting emails saying we have your password (they gave it, it's really his) and we have video footage of you wanking. Pay up.

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    This thing of landlords hiding cameras and microphones in people's flats and houses whilst they're at work is pretty grim.

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    Those deleted posts were version admitting he's paid up to that wanking video scam before realising he doesn't even have a webcam on his computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    A good friend of mine and craners called Jim has been getting emails saying we have your password (they gave it, it's really his) and we have video footage of you wanking. Pay up.
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