New York Times: You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation

New York Times: You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation. “The world’s liberal democracies now confront a tragedy of the ‘un-commons.’ Information spaces that people assume to be public are strictly ruled by private commercial interests for maximum profit. The internet as a self-regulating market has been revealed as a failed experiment. Surveillance capitalism leaves a trail of social wreckage in its wake: the wholesale destruction of privacy, the intensification of social inequality, the poisoning of social discourse with defactualized information, the demolition of social norms and the weakening of democratic institutions.”

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