Tag: Surveillance state

Is Silicon Valley Nudging Us Towards an Authoritarian Future?

Yves here. Most NC readers are tech/Silicon Valley skeptics, but even so, it’s useful to highlight the tight connection between authoritarianism and the illusory quest for certain, and how Silicon Valley promotes both. Look at the mundane example of FitBit: users believe that recording their fitness activities and tracking their health data will make them […]

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Quelle Surprise: NYT Article on U.S. Contact Tracing Deficiencies Doesn’t Fall for Big Tech’s Claim that Effective Contact Tracing Requires an App, But Fails to See What Good Health Care Has to Do with It

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. I didn’t intend to write about contact tracing again so soon, but this front-page NYT piece, Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.- contained a screaming omission that just happened […]

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COVID-19 Mistakes to Avoid: Don’t Conflate Contact Tracing with Contact Tracing By App

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. One depressing aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is to see two of the usual suspects – Big Tech and Big Pharma – trying to distort what we hear, learn, and understand about […]

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