Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, explores a new step in the history of capitalism, where big tech is making profits with data, extracted from citizens without their consent—with destructive effects on the economy, democracy and individual lives.
Let us no longer focus on health, but rather on three other facets of 5G: who stands to profit from it, how is it going to affect our society and whether a country as small as Malta needs a 5G infrastructure at all.
I have a baby and spending so much time on Facebook or checking the phone screen makes me feel like a terrible parent. My daughter is intrigued by the screen too.
Faced with the might of surveillance capitalism, one’s first reaction might be to despair and declare the battle lost. But we’re not done yet. In fact, there’s a lot we can do to tame the surveillance beast, both at the personal and political levels.
Tech giants sell predictions about us. Incredibly accurate predictions.
Big technology companies are not particularly worried about the link tax. YouTube and Facebook are the only companies in the position to use upload filters and they could start selling them to other smaller European platforms.
Apart from privacy, the Safe City Malta project raises a number of issues that must be addressed by the Maltese authorities: Who will be storing the data? What will be done with the data? Who will be monitoring the data?