“Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good … Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.” – NYTimes “The Privacy Project”

nytimes.com/2019/05/07/opinion

1. Fuck you, Sundar
2. Fuck you, NYTimes, and fuck your “privacy project”, you whitewashing muppets

#SurveillanceCapitalism #WhiteWashing #BigData #BigTech #Google #NYTimes

A. Privacy is not a good, it is a human right

B. Google is a surveillance capitalist; its business model is diametrically opposed to respecting privacy

C. Google protects *their* information, not yours, because that’s what your information becomes once they have it: their asset

Sundar Pichai trying to paint himself as the champion of the poor man’s privacy isn’t even the main problem here: a Big Tobacco CEO would love to be seen as the champion of your health and ditto a Big Oil CEO as defender of the environment.

@aral
I live in a country where the government is led by a party of the 'radical left', according to its name. It applies a neoliberal program and claims that it fights neoliberalism.
We are constantly exposed to a public debate which is in contradiction with our everyday experience. And this creates a kind of confusion, which is the perfect soil for the seed of totalitarianism to grow.

@alexl
Yes :) But of course we are not the only place experiencing this "public debate confusion" in the political field (among others).
@aral

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