When we’re Big Brother

I think ubiquitous digital surveillance and searchability have given me a weird new sense of entitlement. I feel like I should be able to find anybody on the Web, and if I can’t — well, why not hire somebody to search the databases I can’t access? I caught myself having this exact bizarro train of thought the other day, when I was trying to locate an old friend of mine from high school.

Read Alternet’s tech writer Annalee Newitz’ article Small Pieces Unjoined

Update: Privacy under attack, but does anybody care? from MSNBC



Filed under Privacy, Technology, our Mirror

2 responses to “When we’re Big Brother

  1. Pingback: Big brother in reverse « What’s New Media?

  2. Pingback: Aggression detection: big brother promises protection through recognition « What’s New Media?

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