Let’s go full tin-foil-hat paranoid today. We’ll start with news that GDPR will make cybercrime easier because security researchers won’t have access to domain owner information on the Whois database. An unintended side effect – or is it?
And then there’s news that Facebook and Google have made ad attribution harder by limiting ability to track individual users. In the name of privacy, of course, but the result is marketers have fewer ways to independently measure ad performance. Apple recently increased marketers’ direct access to attribution data but you can argue that's a ploy to increase their power by harming independent attribution vendors.
And if you want Internet-quality evidence that big tech is aiming for total social control, check out this 2016 video from Google. They say it’s just a thought experiment. But that’s what you’d expect them to say.
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