Wednesday, April 19, 2006

An American Version of Big Brother

Big Brother is real and terrifying in China

Link:"China has recorded details of more than 96 percent of its population on a police database, state media reported on Friday, supplementing Internet and other state-sanctioned surveillance.

Since the 2003 launch of its "Gold Shield Program," the Public Security Bureau had collected information on about 1.25 billion of the country's 1.3 billion people."

It is coming to America, though in a different form.

link:"Google aims to be able to track its users to within 100-200 feet of their location through new wireless networks in order to serve them with relevant advertising from local businesses."

They can have my information as long as they do really cool stuff to it.



Sandcastle said...

I wouldn't count being subjected to yet more targeted advertising as a good thing.

Cubicle said...

in theory if advertising was targeted and their profiling systems worked you would could possibly be subject to less advertisement.

Mianly because the cost of advertisement would probably go up in the short term.

That beign said I do agree with you.