It’s based on the time difference between them, which was several years. Even from the outside at the time, it seemed this way, but you’re right — I’d need to do a bit more research to make that statement in that way. Or I can reword it so it doesn’t imply that intent. Thanks for pointing that out.
It’s worth mentioning here that anonymized data, especially such in-depth data like all your emails is a unique fingerprint, and is easy for data-buyers to unanonymize.
The situation is worse for Facebook users. In 2014, they started turning on users’ mics without their consent. [Reference from Forbes.]
This isn’t just an NSA issue, it’s a private company recording data, leaking it, and selling it to personal data brokers.
Too bad you don’t ship outside the US or Canada! :(
For the rest of us, it’s worth pointing out that black electric tape works just pretty well, and is nice and subtle. (You can easily test it with your voice recorder app.)
I like the messages on your stickers though! Nice work!
I agree and have written at length on this: True Ecosystems. which analyses ecosystems on the basis of company strengths, and Building Communities Of Master Entrepreneurs which looks at it through the lens of personal skills.
You might be interested in some research I did about Facebook’s TOS last year, how they use your data and the implications to you. These now apply to Whatsapp.
I’ve seen this happen so many times, even before Medium. This kind of regurgitation is part of how ideas spread. People copy others, serve their own interests and get it wrong. People with original thoughts and contributions get annoyed and leave a scene with a bad taste in their mouth. It’s sad when that happens.
“The Next Silicon Valley”, “The Next London” are mantras that are only recited by people who don’t get it.
It’s easy to forget that London was a nowhere startup town not so long ago, and the people that built it up to its inflection point didn’t have that kind of nationalist competitive outlook — they just did what needed…