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(Quartz)   Silicon Valley actor is terrified at what actual tech companies think of your privacy   ( qz.com) divider line
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2017-11-04 10:55:12 AM  
Welcome to the party, pal. Lots of people, including myself, have been sounding this alarm for years, but it's fallen on uncomprehending ears.
2017-11-04 11:13:04 AM  
Kumail is basically an everyman player in this one.
A good chunk of Farkers are in the industry in some fashion.
 (not to be confused with in the fashion industry)
If my husband wasn't, from building to testing to securities, I'd be FAR less in the know, even as a gamer.

What I mean is Fark has taught me many a thang, including these thangs.

/OG arcade girl. Not COD heathen.
//paper and pencil previously
///new dwarven fortresses are coming to a computational device near you! See what gaming is!
2017-11-04 11:27:47 AM  
What does Gilfoyle think?
2017-11-04 12:03:12 PM  
You can't handle the privacy.
2017-11-04 03:20:38 PM  

holdmybones: What does Gilfoyle think?

He knows his code is better.
2017-11-04 03:27:38 PM  
Uh, we've known this for a long time, Subby. Where you been?

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2017-11-04 03:38:04 PM  
Ignorance is bliss for the tech companies...and a money-maker.

Until you actually vote in tech savvy representatives who actually care about privacy
AND aren't on the take or influenced...

They're going to keep making money off of people's clicks.
No real diff from Big Pharma, Big Oil, Food Industry and so on...
Anything that the greater public enjoys on a daily basis.
An addiction to self-gratification.

Me...I pick and choose what I reveal.
But hell...China already knows more about me than myself, since the OPM breakin.
God knows who has what on me from the Experian breakin

And this is me KNOWING cybersecurity and the inside of the marketers, banks, government, etc...
What do you think Mr. Robot is about?? (which is basically Fight Club, but with computers
or Matrix, or Soylant Green or Logan's Run...or, or, or)

People live their lives as floating sharks with little lampreys all over them
Sucking their blood for protein.
Does the shark care???
2017-11-04 03:48:49 PM  
Ha Ha..........as if they think of it at all
2017-11-04 04:22:18 PM  
Strangely, everyone named John Smith now has privacy.
2017-11-04 04:36:10 PM  

holdmybones: What does Gilfoyle think?

He built an AI to do his thinking for him.
2017-11-04 04:46:58 PM  

doczoidberg: holdmybones: What does Gilfoyle think?

He knows his code is better.

The code is meaningless without the essential hardware.

/ long live Anton
2017-11-04 06:34:54 PM  
Corporations are not your friends.

No, not even that one.
2017-11-04 07:31:06 PM  
Well.  He works on a show about Silicon Valley, so, he must be an expert.
2017-11-04 11:17:21 PM  

snocone: You can't handle the privacy.

I heard this in kumails voice. 🤣
2017-11-04 11:54:12 PM  

FormlessOne: Welcome to the party, pal. Lots of people, including myself, have been sounding this alarm for years, but it's fallen on uncomprehending ears.

The average person doesn't care.
They are getting email, a phone OS, pseudo friends or food pellets from a Skinner box for "free".
2017-11-05 11:32:18 AM  
Many developers care, but those who pay developers don't always care. Because caring doesn't make you a multi-millionaire.

The truth is that users don't care.

facebook makes privacy settings pretty robust and pretty easy to use. As does Google.

But how many friends do you have that post everything to Facebook world-readable?

Why should a small startup company jump through hoops and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop safeguards where the users have already whored themselves out 20 times since breakfast?
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