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Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data | Technology | The Guardian
Summary: Evgeny Morozov looks at Hal Varian’s rule for predicting the future: “we just have to look at what rich people already have and assume that the middle classes will have it in five years and poor people will have it in 10.” Evgeny explains how the rule is flawed, and how rich and poor alike pay for many of these services: with their data. He also points out that poorer people are also shortchanged in these exchanges because they are drawn into these services with a choice of paying with their data, or be excluded. There’s no affordable alternative. We’ve looked at it a lot in recent weeks, and Evgeny also draws this conclusion of the poor paying by surrendering their data with Facebook’s Internet.org.
google  varian  morozov  privacy  corporatesurveillance  indie  indieroundup  data  1may15 
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