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The Atlantic – Crazy Genius: Unbreak the Internet: Why Surveillance Is the Climate Change of the Internet – how privacy became the most important idea on the internet

21/05/2019

The Atlantic – Crazy Genius

If you have a hard time understanding the meaning of privacy and the scale of digital surveillance in the modern age—and let’s face it, who doesn’t?—consider a toy named Cayla.

Cayla is a doll with long hair, a tiny denim jacket, and little pink shoes. She also comes with a microphone, a Bluetooth app, and built-in voice-recognition technology. My Friend Cayla, as the product is called, can introduce herself and suggest fun activities. The label on her box reads “She has millions of things to say!” And she does. But who is she talking to?

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In the light of the Christchurch Call this will be interesting

 

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