Seth Finklestein (what a great name) editorialised about the government’s encroachment into personal space viz a vis using IP information gathered from internet companies to track individuals performing activities not in keeping with said government’s wishes.

Seth concludes with this quote;

The price of total personalisation is total surveillance.

I agree – and it’s in keeping with recent discussions I have had with people around the place who have somewhat conspiracist views of Google and it’s alleged CIA links. I want my net experience to be totally contextual and personalised – if I have to forego some privacy to achieve that then it is a sacrifice I am prepared to make.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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