Data gains value in volume

September 25, 2019

idea: discussing surveillance and how we frame the privacy “debate” in the wrong dicotomy, helping those that surveil us

for: anybody that owns a “smart” device or uses the internet (This affects you, but it isn’t about you)

why: too often i still continue to hear smart people talk about the “individual privacy vs convienece” trade off one must decide upon when choosing what devices they are okay with using. this framework is totally insufficent to talk about the implications of the dragnet surveillance culture that exists today and fundamentally misunderstands how data is used and why so much of it is being collected.