Nov 27, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Now it's time to get Medieval on your digital lives. What if computers and the Internet are turning us into serfs, and we've become dependent on the protection of feudal lords by the names of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook? According…

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How tech giants are like feudal lords and users are like serfs

Nov 27, 2012
An author compares users' relationships to companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft to that of serfs asking feudal lords for protection.

Now it’s time to get Medieval on your digital lives. What if computers and the Internet are turning us into serfs, and we’ve become dependent on the protection of feudal lords by the names of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook? According to Internet security expert and author Bruce Schneier, we pledge allegiance to these feudal lords by handing over our data. The hope, at least, is that these lords safeguard our credit card numbers and our privacy.

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