- Dec 22, 2007
You're probably right, but at the end of the day, so what? All this tracking of our lives is for one purpose: sales and marketing. They're just trying to pinpoint the ads the relate to your life, and of stuff you may be considering to buy
No, that's what they tell us to make us feel good. The whole China social tracking thing is coming. It's already here and has been for a lot of people. Anyone who had/has a US government security clearance (many hundreds of thousands of people) already authorized them to dig into all your social media accounts and track everything (even your DMs). I don't know for a fact but, it's pretty reasonable to expect that everything Google knows, the US government knows.
That used to take manpower to do the digging. Again, we are seeing AI stuff digging up details of things around the web and figure out seemingly amazing things. Compiling a list of everything you ever posted, your political and social leanings, etc, would be pure child's play for that same AI.
I've posted it before and here again for any who missed it: if you see a Google or Facebook log-in option on a website, they already know who you are. Even if you don't use Facebook, it has assigned an ID to you and is still tracking you around the web. Amazon does the same. Google and Facebook can cross check that and combine the results very easily. Even if they're not displayed, the cookies are there. Websites sign up for free services like Google analytics to watch site traffic. Why free? Because that's now one more place Google (or the others) can track you.
And it makes complete sense that the government(s) would pay those services for your background information if they needed to know it for any purpose. Watch what you say and do online, even under a pseudonym.