Thursday, July 27, 2017
How smart are you? (quiz)
Quiz (offbeat.topix.com); Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Why are things free on the Internet? When it's free, YOU'RE the commodity. Email, LinkedIn/hiQ, porn, Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, YouTube, social media -- it's all about mining information about you for data analytic firms. You put it on the Net for a tiny segment of the public to see, but a bot mines the data and sells it to corporations and the NSA, NSE, NSC, FBI, CIA, DHS, IRS, and the whole alphabet. It's a great business model and a dismal invasion of privacy that co-opts you to provide it.