The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Online Privacy: We Are The Authors Of Our Own Demise”.

Matt Assay says, “Lost in the furor over government spying on its citizens is an inconvenient truth: personal data is the new currency of the 21st century, and until we rein in our desire to spend it we can’t really stop others’ desires to spy on it.

Paying With Our Data

While not exactly a new thought, Evgeny Morozov highlights just how far we’ve gone toward making data the new virtual currency, showcasing the “disturbing trend whereby our personal information—rather than money—becomes the chief way in which we pay for services—and soon, perhaps, everyday objects—that we use.” In our attempts to get something for nothing—be it email or banking services or any number of different online activities— we have charged willy nilly into a world where we have zero privacy … by design“.

Online Privacy: We Are The Authors Of Our Own Demise


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