Considering all the privacy disasters that have hit the news recently, you’d think Apple, Google, RIM, and all those other huge soulless corporations would be really into protecting your priva… — OK, we can’t finish that sentence with a straight face.
Realistically speaking, current tech thrives on violating your privacy in order to sell you stuff. I just finally got a new phone, synced it to Facebook, and discovered it’d uploaded the phone numbers of people I hadn’t talked to in years into my contacts. It’s convenient, yet creepy.
Of course, this agreement puts no restrictions on the data that can be collected, or in any way limits the ability of these companies to do to your privacy what Ron Jeremy has done to innumerable women over the decades, but, hey, at least now you can read in detail how you’re being fondled by a megacorporation!
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