You know that big tech is out of control. You know that Facebook and Google spy on you. You understand that they abuse their positions of power to try and manipulate you. Sometimes they try to get you to buy something. Other times they try to sway your vote. They do it all without remorse.
You know it’s bad, but it’s hard to understand the true extent of the problem. You aren’t just spied on through your smartphone and online activities. The simplest bits of technology in your home are also spying on you and collecting data that is meant to influence and control you.
It was recently revealed that Roomba vacuums are spying on customers. The algorithm that allows them to navigate your home also allows them to map it. That data is collected and sold so that advertisers can try and sell you more things. It’s sold so tech companies can try to figure out more about your life and use that to their advantage.
That’s already creepy, but it gets worse, and fast. For all that you just read, the worst part about all of this spying is that it’s being used to create a social credit score. Google helped China set up their system, and now they’re trying to get a version of it up and running in the United States.
You can see how they’re already doing it by banning people they don’t like from YouTube and Twitter. It’s only a matter of time before they get a politician in office who is willing to exploit all of this spying and turn it into a political weapon.
This is a serious, dark issue, and you can’t hide from it. Instead, you should let Glenn Beck break it down. It’s not yet too late to find a way to fight back.