The Convenience-Surveillance Tradeoff

People in America are upset about the extent to which their personal data is being collected, but feel it is largely out of their control.

People love free stuff. That’s the principle that helps explain the complicated series of privacy-related calculations that modern life increasingly requires.
Throughout the day, in any number of potential transactions, people are navigating the space between convenience and surveillance. A loyalty program at a supermarket means unlocking cheaper prices, but gives the store access to information about your shopping habits.
Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/the-convenience-surveillance-tradeoff/423891/
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