The bullying style of TOS agreements also characterizes the practice, common to Google and other technology companies, of threatening users with a loss of “functionality” should they try to opt out of data sharing protocols or otherwise attempt to escape surveillance. Anyone who tries to remove a pre-installed Google app from an Android phone, for instance, will likely be confronted by a vague but menacing warning: “If you disable this app, other apps may no longer function as intended.” This is a coy, high-tech form of blackmail: “Give us your data, or the phone dies.”
Alle migliaia di libri che non riuscirò a leggere in una vita, si aggiunge ora The age of surveillance capitalism. Tema ghiottissimo. Tutta colpa della recensione del LARB.
Ho appena aggiunto la Los Angeles Rewiev of books tra le mie fonti e subito ho trovato una bella recensione.
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