How to Protect Ourselves on Social Networks and from Data Collection Systems of Governments and Corporations

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I. What’s Going On

Online, we are both a product for corporations and a person of interest to governments (2, 3).

Corporations are taking advantage of these times by changing their privacy policies so that they can track us, use us, and sell us whatever their algorithms decide that we need or want based on data they have acquired about our movements, contacts, desires, fantasies, or kinks. Governments on the other hand are using our data to make sure that we will never acquire enough power to change any policies that we deem to be a threat to our happiness, livelihood, or survival. In essence, we are at war with these organizations and we should act as such:

“…this is truly unprecedented in history. And what we’re seeing is secrecy and surveillance are completely subverting security and liberty, not just in the United States, but for many, many citizens around the world.”

This corporate misconduct and government surveillance is threatening the internet (2, 3), the original purpose of which was to create an “open architecture networking” system where “a globally interconnected set of computers” would allow “everyone” to “quickly access data and programs from any site”. So we have to be careful out there, at least until we have neutralized this threat.

Jacob Appelbaum: NSA’s FoxAcid/Quantum Programs “Like the Military Occupation of Entire Internet”

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2 Comments on "How to Protect Ourselves on Social Networks and from Data Collection Systems of Governments and Corporations"

  1. Comforting to know it’s only a machine. Keep your data weird. Not once have I ever signed on eBay and even clicked one of the suggested things I should buy according to these lame robots. The machine isn’t in my mind yet and it can’t feel my ever changing mood. They better hire someone to stalk me if they ever wanna sell me on something real good. They can’t afford that though and I don’t even make very much.

  2. Did you know there is an online market for human skulls. Usually you need a research license but there are ways around this.

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