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The NSA isn’t the one spying on you

It’s actually the social media companies. They provide you information and entertainment — in exchange for total ownership of your personal data. Here’s a great editorial from Bloomberg Businessweek: Silicon Valley’s Hypocrisy on Spying The logic of Silicon Valley sometimes works in strange ways. Take the public-relations campaign by a collection of high-profile technology companies: […]

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This is an important book

Dave Egger’s new novel, The Circle, is fantastic. It’s also an important warning for anyone who is touched by social media (which is all of us). In 1948, George Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning about what could go wrong with a totalitarian society. The Circle is a damn close, and damn scary prediction of what […]

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Your fly is open…

Just a little reminder that when you blog, tweet, or update your Facebook status — WE CAN SEE IT! Two recent stories: The college grad who was offered a job at Cisco, then tweeted "Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute […]

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