If you’re a developer in 2021 and you’re adding tracking devices from Google, Facebook, etc., to your sites and apps, the one thing you can’t do any longer is to feign innocence. You know exactly what you’re doing and you’re complicit in perpetuating surveillance capitalism.

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> Surveillance Capitalism

I hadn't heard that term before, but it's the perfect word to describe the business model of Google and Facebook

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@aproposnix @Christian The place where we differ with Shoshana (she coined the term) is that while she sees it as a corruption of capitalism, I see it as the natural evolution of capitalism in the digital and networked age.

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"Corruption of capitalism"? Yup, I think that's redundant lol

@aral @aproposnix @Christian 》the natural evolution of capitalism《, if not the nature and essence of capitalism. That's how I would put it.

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