Marty McGuire

Posts Tagged surveillance

Thu Aug 17
Screenshot of YouTube home page. Instead of recommended videos, a stark message warns that Your watch history is off.

Wow, YouTube has gone ahead and replaced home page recommendations with a shame pop-up if you disable watch history.

I’ve personally tried to quit looking at YouTube’s recommended videos in the past. I guess this is their passive aggressive way of giving me what I want??

Mon May 3
πŸ”– Bookmarked left alone, together

“the amount of energy that would be required for all of us to monitor everyone we’ve ever given any data to, forever, is just too much”

Wed Apr 21
πŸ”– Bookmarked Adactio: Journalβ€”Get the FLoC out

“The flaw in Google’s reasoning is the fundamental idea that tracking is necessary for advertising. That’s simply not true. Sacrificing user privacy is fundamental to behavioural advertising …but behavioural advertising is not the only kind of advertising. It isn’t even a very good kind of advertising.”

Thu Nov 21

Amnesty International (rightly) calls out the damages of surveillance capitalism by Google and Facebook but, ouch, they serve up behavioral trackers for ad networks on their own content. 😩

Mon Nov 11

Whew, these slides from Laura Kalbag at the recent FF Conf are quite good. Looking forward to seeing a recording of the talk!

Tue Jun 18
πŸ”– Bookmarked The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

“Even experts don’t have a full picture of the surveillance economy, in part because its beneficiaries are so secretive, and in part because the whole system is in flux. Telling people that they own their data, and should decide what to do with it, is just another way of disempowering them. "

Thu Feb 22
πŸ“• Finished reading The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue
Wed May 17
πŸ”– Bookmarked Notes From An Emergency

“Silicon Valley brings us the worst of two economic systems: the inefficiency of a command economy coupled with the remorselessness of laissez-faire liberalism.”

Fri May 5

#AIYProjects is smart marketing. Makers who should know better happily submit their utterances for surveillance.

🎧 Some light listening from Theory of Everything on how we’re surveilled and manipulated for the benefit of a few megacorps and gov’ts.