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We should be worried about how internet companies are getting people to part with their money, not their privacy - http://tldr.io/tldrs/52164f5331d3cc4544002e19/we-should-be-wo...
This isn’t about the sanctity of the individual or even, strictly speaking, about privacy. This is about protecting consumers from profit-seeking corporations, who are gaining an insurmountable edge to get people to part with their money. Firms will increasingly be able to trigger irrationality or vulnerability in consumers—leading to harms that challenge the limits of consumer protection law. Digital market manipulation combines, for the first time, a certain kind of personalization with the intense systemization made possible by mediated consumption Firms do not have a monopoly on coercion and their motive is discernible, stable, and relatively acceptable when compared with the dangers that attend tyranny. Read complete article ‎· silpol
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