Robert Scheer: When Good Sites Sell Out, Who Loses?

Posted by Robyn, May 29, 2013
That the very tools of data mining developed to track consumer habits could also be used to sustain totalitarian thought control was conceded in a recent book, The New Digital Age, by top Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.
“Despite the expense, everything a regime would need to build an incredibly intimidating digital police state — including software that facilitates data mining and real-time monitoring of citizens — is commercially available right now,” the two wrote in a Wall Street Journal article last month. ” … Companies that sell data-mining software, surveillance cameras and other products will flaunt their work with one government to attract new business. It’s the digital analog to arms sales. …”

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