I speak with my neighbours all the time about our current and continuing lack of privacy – the Apple Home stuff, the 3rd party tracking, the mind scraping (yes, it’s a thing), facial recognition (Facebook), voice recognition (Siri), etc. – everyone is always with us. But who is everyone? Why are they tracking us? Why are they scraping our brains? My neighbours and I well, we want to know:)
Few of us understand it but we recognize that it goes on….
Are we ok with this? Are we ok forfeiting our freedom simply to enjoy some time on the internet? I don’t know but it doesn’t sound like a very fair trade-off to me.
One of my neighbours suggested that I was a bit of a worry wart – “Michelle, it’s not that bad, don’t be silly.” is what she said. It was then that I dared her – I dared her to read George Orwell’s book 1984. I said, “Let’s see if his book is a foretelling of things to come or if I am, as you suggest, just a silly goat:)”
She took my dare, will you?
Update – Net Neutrality is in jeopardy… https://whc.ca/net-neutrality-fcc-what-it-means-for-canadians. Please contact the CRTC at 1-866-845-6036 and share your thoughts regarding this matter.