Why does Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg cover his laptop’s webcam and microphone with black electrical tape?
Because surveillance is the business model of the Internet.
This 14-minute film breaks down how free online services – seen as utilities by many – such as the Google search engine, Gmail, Facebook and others see you as the “product” and they sell your data to advertisers, in exchange for the free services that their platforms provide.
Volunteering one’s GPS coordinates nonstop over the past decade also makes life much easier for law enforcement, should one happen to run afoul of the authorities. These large Silicon Valley companies function as defacto branches of the US’ military intelligence apparatus. Lately, some have been flexing their Fascist muscles, with Google’s recent de-listing of all 140,000 pages of NaturalNews.com, making it invisible to their search engine (overturned for reasons that are not yet clear to me) and with Amazon CEO’s Jeff Bezos’ $200M purchase for exclusive ownership of the Washington Post, while also accepting a $600M contract from the CIA to provide cloud hosting and to provide security for the CIA.
Truthstream Media makes great little films like this one – and now, they’re getting ready to release their first feature-length documentary.