Opting out – seems like a right rather than a privilege doesn’t it?
But not in this country, just ask Google, Facebook, or any number of other data mining entities.
It’s obvious there are those who are willing, even eager, to be pimped for the “privilege” of access to social media sites like FB.
Those who never read end user “agreements” or if they do in their eagerness for access say that’s just the way it is and plunge ahead.
Then there is that group of forward thinking apologists who cling to asinine qualifications of well if you’re not doing anything wrong what’s the big deal if privacy has become little more than a word?
So what is this all about? Simple, you are viewed as a marketable commodity – it’s a form of human trafficking with legislation (or the lack of it), corporations, and the government being complicit.
Much of this is presented as “free”, the dangled carrot – free email, free apps, free photo sharing sites, but what really boggles the mind are those willing to pay for the “privilege” of being pimped.
Not everyone has children but those who do should understand when their children go online a dossier is being built about them, has an air of stalking and perversion about it doesn’t it?
I read something once about the solution is for everyone to poison the well with misinformation – maybe so but I’m sure if a law doesn’t already exist related to that some pandering piece of legislation would soon become the way of it – after all we’re talking about corporate revenue and their “right” of exploitation.