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Don’t Fall for Facebook’s Trojan Horse

“What we use is not ours simply because we use it.” – Erich Fromm

“With the release of its own smart glasses last week, Facebook seems to have learned from the shattering of Glass. Unfortunately, it seems the main thing Facebook has learned is that Glass was too expensive and looked too weird. When Glass’s true problem was that it tried to hide its invasive creepiness behind a facade of cool technological novelty.”

I wrote about Facebook’s smart glasses for the Insider, you can read the full piece here: “We are skipping towards a high-tech surveillance state run by unaccountable tech companies, but we’ll sure look cool on our way there.”

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About Z.M.L

“I do not believe that things will turn out well, but the idea that they might is of decisive importance.” – Max Horkheimer librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com @libshipwreck

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