The noise is now above the signal. We're screwed.
These don't correlate well. One is inwardly destructive, while the other is outwardly exclusive and destructive.
One involves a network of producers, processors, distribution, and sales, whilst the other is ideological, delusional, tribal, and "evangelical".
Best to stay under the radar. And remember to vote for those whose interests aren't otherwise lined by the DMA, Google, and others whose business models is anti-privacy.
IMHO, privacy is a part of dignity, a human rather then corporate/political quality. To value dignity is important for people, and corporations/politicos have no need for dignity. The value is important, and it is fought in many marketing memes, PR, and values-- where the almighty currency rules.
You can go to insane lengths, but it will make you insane.
Diligence, tenacity, questioning authority, using pseudonyms, alternate identities (within legal contraints), and being sensible can be rewarding.
I'm betting your browser doesn't have NoScript or Ghostery.... and your phone is an Apple (some say less tracking, others don't) or an Android (just email your every waking moment to Google and friends) and you can mod both phones to be less tracking.
Take a deep breath, acknowledge that they track you, then do what you can to stop it. Question the need for SocSec, phone #s, addresses, at each and every turn. Don't use barcode store cards-- or use someone else's. Pay cash for top-up charge cards, and use them once.
Steal This Book and other tomes (which you'll steal or pay cash for) are great guides to anonymity. Think about them. Don't go crazy.
We agree. But I'm talking THEIR perspective, objectively, not necessarily mine. I understand reaching high, but many are not worth the disproportionate funds they receive, IMHO. Consistent stellar performers in sustainable organizations that work hard, and pay others well-- including bottom to top-- those have my respect. There are a few. Very.Few.
Wealth creation and power trips are the crux of every tribe on this planet. There are only a few mentionable exceptions. It's human behavior. My Swedish friends decry the fact that entrepreneurship in SE and Norway stink, because taxes eat you alive. Yet they're among the happiest-- top thru bottom-- people in the world.
I'm not advocating socialism, rather capitalism with a conscience, even though that this term would appear to be on the surface, an oxymoron.
I don't argue your point, so much as I'd like you to cite your data sources for the Fortune 100 public and private companies, whose data would make you dead wrong. There are citations in both groups that are contrary, of course, and I'm not defending the practice in any way. Rather, they have the money to fight legislation, and caps along with repatriating profits, are the two strawman warriors that corporate America fights against most.
Every entrepreneur in the USA would also like to argue with you, too. They hope to use brains, sweat equity, and playing the game to become mightily rich. It's the way the game is played, and my sense of it is that they believe growth==reward, and their exit strategies are mostly based on this. They're not looking for a slightly easier life, they're looking to amass wealth *and* power that capital brings.
But it's not going to work in the US, where rapid growth is part of the ostensible "American Dream" -- which includes gobs of wealth.
That knock on your door? It's 300 pizzas. Have a nice day. Those new car payments, well, this Lambo's going to be fun to drive around until we crash it and leave your ID with it. And don't worry about the photoshopped pics of you on your Linked-in profile. Just a little fun.
Dillinger lives. He drives a Tesla, and carries ultrabook instead of a machine gun.
The link layer is always the foot on the garden hose. Teradici's PCoIP and Ericom's protocol set are fast enough to play reasonable video on. Citrix, a bit slower, and on a good day, 10GB network, no traffic, gusty wind, xRDP will do it.
So fie on your "crap". Once you cure the link layer, several work just fine. Maybe this one, too, although there's always room for competition.
Yes, we agree; it's the problem with blaming Google, and affirmation of the sillyness. In my mind, which didn't get presented, and I apologize, is that query code has become awful, let-me-count-the-ways.
Further, when I'm forced, to, looking at page code makes me reel with revelation of the mindset of cut-and-paste APIs glued with mucilage (if it's that good). Everyone else now is to blame, not the moshpit of ducttaped code. Sorry, bad rant on a bad day.
The problem with this line of thinking is that spiders are only supposed to crawl links. If you use a live link without authentication, shame on you. If you use a query to a db for something like a parts catalog that's capable of r/w, then shame on you. If you tether your logic through a pipe, the pipe needs parser constraints on the query.
Blaming Google or any other crawler-spider-bot, despite my other distain for Google, is pointing the finger at the wrong culprit. Everyone wants sub-second response times, but if you don't parse, you're a target for all sorts of injection goodies.
Just about everything you communicate with that runs on wires or electrical waves is backdoored.
But many more people than lovestruck teens use Skype. Closing up the API was inevitable. Pay4Play is called ecosystem, and ecosystem is revenue, and revenue is shareholder return on investment.
As Microsoft is a for-profit corporation, they will behave like one.
Most all of these you mention presume trust relationships, which is the singular problem with all of them-- to start. Auto vendors put bluetooth and various buses into cars, and someone hacks them so that the brakes can be slammed on in a BMW.
Marshall Rose's own SNMP was and if incorrectly configured, be a landmine. It's my fervent wish that whatever he does, he thinks about the problem of authentication and non-repudiation and audit of stuff he arranges to communicate.
Otherwise, I don't want the blender telling the pool to drain.