Reply to post: Re: Limited resources

Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is


Re: Limited resources


Spot on.

People just don't get how much stuff they get, nor just how many people are at it.

The people who make the roomba hoover-bot things were even caught at it. What on earth do thye have on us that they can sell you ask?

The size and number of rooms in your property. They use this to guesstimate your worth and amount of disposable income you might have.

with this data *and* data from somewhere like FB, they can figure out how much of a target you are.

Are you a person with little spare money who just wanted/saved up for a roomba? Or is you house (and therefore you bank account) of a certain size?

It's not much, but they still sold/sell that data. In the right/wrong hands it's another bit filled in, and another box ticked regarding people's habits and purchasing power.

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