Found 4 comments on HN
stiray · 2019-08-13 · Original thread
The competition was what made those services better. Now there is situation where is almost no competition. Which is killing the possibility to get even better services.

Google has gone its way to the mega corporation where nothing else matters but money. And they are moving into direction where this money is comming from worse possible sources.

Regarding "true evil", to some people google IS true evil. And based of their conduct in last 5 years it is hard to argue.

If you want some insight, read: https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Fr...

> Do you remember how terrible email was before Gmail? How awful MapQuest was before Google maps?

No? There was nothing wrong with email without g. I am still using it and having my own mail server. And now you have OpenStreetMaps, I don't use Google Maps, when I want map, I want MAP, not map&ads&suggestions&search&reviews,..

drallison · 2019-01-30 · Original thread
This is an important, carefully researched book, one which everyone who is working with the Internet should read. The portrait of today's reality (and our future reality) is disquieting. https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Fr...
drallison · 2019-01-17 · Original thread
This article reviews Shoshana Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Fr...). A worthwhile and detailed analysis of modern social computer systems and the issues associated with survveillance. The question is, do the benefits justify the costs.
clumsysmurf · 2018-03-21 · Original thread
The author of the paper, Shoshana Zuboff, is also coming out with a book soon:

"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power"

https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Fr...

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