There’s a battle brewing on the internet and you may not even be aware that it even exists. Companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, they know more about you than your significant other. They know what you’re searching for and when, what sites you visit, who you email, who you constantly check up on, who you ignore, and who knows what else. With all that data sitting on a server somewhere, they all try to do the same thing: sell you more junk. Whether or not you actually even need said junk, it doesn’t matter, since just showing you an ad for something makes someone, somewhere, a penny or two. The more users, the more eyeballs, the more profit potential. Most websites work the same way. Notice the ads on our site?
Now imagine if someone had access to all the information that’s collected about your usage habits and then used it against you? What if the government one day asked Google for a list of all your searches during a specific stretch of time? Seems crazy, but law enforcement already has the power to ask your wireless operator where you were las Friday at 05:00 in the morning. “If you ain’t doing something wrong, you got nothing to worry about” is what cowards will say about all these recent privacy invasions.
But enough scaring the living bejesus out of you, check out the video above that aims to poke fun at the future of data mining. If it doesn’t make you think twice about how you use the internet, then you need to get your head examined. Don’t just randomly upload all your precious memories and every thought that’s bouncing around your head to a service that could care less about you. They’re using you to make a quick buck and they’re actually doing a damn good job too.
[Via: Daily Mobile]