An unnerving essay about the way in which “surveillance capital” works and the impacts it has on individuals and businesses.
“…Google is ground zero for a wholly new subspecies of capitalism in which profits derive from the unilateral surveillance and modification of human behavior. This is a new surveillance capitalism that is unimaginable outside the inscrutable high velocity circuits of Google’s digital universe, whose signature feature is the Internet and its successors. While the world is riveted by the showdown between Apple and the FBI, the real truth is that the surveillance capabilities being developed by surveillance capitalists are the envy of every state security agency. What are the secrets of this new capitalism, how
do they produce such staggering wealth, and how can we protect ourselves from its invasive power?”
Attachments: Surveillance capitalism Shuboff March 2016