so, just to be clear, this is what is happening:
Amazon: ::builds a for-profit video surveillance empire and gives the cops VIP access to it::
Cops: "this is way too much footage, it's not even useful."
Amazon: "did we mention we also sell facial recognition software?"
**Cambridge Analytica: a Salesgirl’s Report**
"Much has been written about the murky world of the UK PR firm Cambridge Analytica – a company acting by stealth which furnished the propaganda behind successes like the election of Donald Trump along with the British vote for Brexit. One of the faces that Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica’s shadowy boss, liked to push was More …"
Seven Million Watch-Towers in the Bell System. 1913. https://advertisingpics.tumblr.com/post/190812048273/seven-million-watch-towers-in-the-bell-system
My critique of Zuboff's #SurveillanceCapitalism is in the new NLR.
A book torn between a Polanyian critique of the marketisation of the new realm of #surveillance data and a business school celebration of the market as the basis of democracy and freedom.
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