I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Jill Helser
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I’d be curious others thoughts on Baruh and Popescu idea that “big data seem to be generating a new social organization of knowledge that normalizes a climate of privacy loss while reproducing or even accentuating existing inequalities”.

Anecdotally, I find myself being worked over (McLuhan) by the onslaught of new technologies and associated terms of service and privacy policies that are part and parcel with nearly any social media or service app these days. I find myself taking the approach of forfeiting much of my data in exchange for the convenience that technologies deliver (or at least promise to deliver). But I am curious if I am making these exchange because I believe the convenience outweighs my data or if I’ve been conditioned to believe that this data exchange is the new normal.

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