A 'silent Big Brother' information state is emerging -- and people are starting to realize the danger and act
Privacy is dead, the captains of Silicon Valley will tell you. They should know -- they're trying to kill it. In the 14 years since Scott McNealy, then CEO of Sun Microsystems, told an NBC interviewer, "You have zero privacy anyway -- get used to it," the big tech stars have been diligently tracking as much about you as possible to sell that information to advertisers, vendors, and even governments. Google and Facebook are particularly notorious about doing this, so much so that they're regularly in hot water with both European and American regulators over their sneaky ways to extract your personal information without your awareness and sell it to others.