Thread on MAIDs (mobile advertising ID) and the industry that wants to unmask and track you. 🤔 You are the centre of the #virtualpanopticon with the potential of several companies and governments looking at you. Information is leverage and power over you.
New: for years tech firms told us data they collect on us is anonymous. So we posed as a customer to companies that shatter that idea. They link anonymous phone IDs …
Although the mythology loving part of me is loving the acronym MAID. It makes me think of Io. Her legend (got turned into a cow, surveiled by an all seeing giant) inspired #benthamspanopticon. So it's good Vice are turning the eye on these companies.
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