Big Brother has been watching you…

Big Brother has been watching you for a long, long time.  Bank accounts, credit cards, school loans, plane tickets, porn.  All that stuff is logged, detailed, and looked at.  Heck, kids at MIT are trading their privacy for a new phone.  I’m serious.

Now, when he dials another student, researchers know. When he sends an e-mail or text message, they also know. When he listens to music, they know the song. Every moment he has his Windows Mobile smartphone with him, they know where he is, and who’s nearby. Propelled by new technologies and the Internet’s steady incursion into every nook and cranny of life, collective intelligence offers powerful capabilities, from improving the efficiency of advertising to giving community groups new ways to organize.

The best way to pretect yourself is to do the following: Sell everything you own, live in a cave, and eat rats.  I bet you’ll still get your mug on the evening news…

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