Tracking Everyone, All The Time
from the you-have-no-privacy-anywhere dept
Privacy? What’s that? While a bunch of companies have been advertising systems to let people track their children at all times, now the companies that pitch such offerings are expanding them, saying that you should also be spying on your employees – because, apparently, trust is some obsolete concept from the last millennium. While the systems discussed in this article all triangulate to locate your mobile phone via which cell towers you’re closest to, here’s another article talking about the rise of tracking by satellite. It won’t be long before you can’t go anywhere without someone being able to check in on where you are. Are there benefits to being able to log into a web page and see where your children or employees are at any point in time? Sure. However, there are also the “unintended consequences” of making them feel watched all the time. Cultivating a culture where trust plays no part probably isn’t particularly healthy.