Tech talking out of both sides of its mouth

noun: hypocrisy; plural noun: hypocrisies

    1. the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

Bob Hoffman calls out those steeped in the practice:

The Silicon Valley aristocracy, who have made billions and billions of dollars by collecting ungodly amounts of personal information about us, came out in force yesterday to denounce governments for collecting ungodly amounts of personal information about us.

They’re shocked — shocked I tell you! — at the intrusion into our privacy.

I have two words for these greedy, lying, hypocrites: screw you.

It’s one of the finer rants I’ve have seen on the interwebspheres, and is worth a full read.

Privacy invasion aside, I think big data marketing is not the panacea it is believed to be. Further, as the data set continues to grow, the return on mining investment will head the opposite direction.

MG signing off (to reset Safari, much as he does after almost every web page he visits)

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