Link: Bob Hoffman – “I have nothing to hide”
A report by Reveal and The Markup found that “Facebook is collecting ultra-sensitive personal data about abortion seekers and enabling anti-abortion organizations to use that data as a tool to target and influence people online…
No surprises there!
From the Washington Post:
The company (Google) received nearly 150,000 requests for user data from US law enforcement in the first half of 2021…and it handed over information on users in 78% of those cases. An estimated 26 states are expected to ban or heavily restrict abortion, and prosecutors will almost certainly go to tech companies, such as Google and Facebook…to seek the evidence they need to charge people who help provide the procedure.
Hoffman’s summary neatly wraps it up:
For years, those who couldn’t see beyond their own noses couldn’t understand how “I have nothing to hide” was so fucking stupid. In an environment in which marketers know everything about us and governments try to know everything about us, everyone has something to hide. We just don’t know what it is.