Silicon Valley companies collect personal data against free internet
Classic scenario for Silicon Valley, offers free services to the client, if you have the opportunity to become a money their generosity. The latest example of this is the deal between Google and the government of Sri Lanka, which provides free Wi-Fi coverage throughout the territory of that State. Only a few months internet giant supply on its own initiative a number of social housing projects in the US and released three free Wi-Fi networks in New York. Something like doing now and Facebook, which relies that the draft free internet access through the initiative Internet.org will eventually pay off thanks to advertising. The exchange in question - a free service in exchange of personal data - is widespread and well received by all who use the search engine and other services of any free e-mail. However, it seems that this is just the beginning. Silicon Valley companies collect huge amounts of data, including health, education, transport, energy. Insofar will invent new ways of using these data to obtain gains this type of service will increase rapidly. We may even imagine that one day the amount and scope of all these current and future services will enable IT companies essentially to replace the welfare state. For example, our physical activity is increasingly controlled by portable sensors, which means that very soon the mission of Health will be close to former promise - rather than cure the sick, medicine will monitor how not to allow them to get sick. The patients themselves will be able to recognize their disease at a very early stage, which will pay no state, and IT companies. Tech giants already changed beyond recognition those industries to which managed to get.
The author is a journalist, author of the book To Save Everything, Click Here (2013)