"It [BIG DATA] will change our existing notions of privacy. A surveillance society is not only inevitable, it's worse. It's irresistible," said Jeff Jonas, a distinguished engineer with IBM. Jonas spoke to a packed house of several hundred people Wednesday at the Structure Big Data 2011 conference here.:::MORE HERE:::
How predictable! IBM, Verichip wundersponsor, can't help but love systemic numerical processing of people's information for cash! Ahem ... excepting the deep privacy argument that information surveillance doesn't really happen- or even start- with bonafide informed consent, simply distracted consent. Between TIME's coverage of the great data heist of 2011 and the Wall Street Journal's "What They Know" columns; Washington has been successfully cornered on the massive problem of unaccountable data brokerages and the information surveillance of millions of people.
Let's not forget what we are up against; an entire unchecked industry who -for lack of limits- has grown not only entitled, by years of unchecked precedent, but also super-rich. A simple protest in NYC is not fixing this...
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