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John Naughton, "'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism" theguardian.com/technology/201

[The asymmetry of informational content (high-quality behind paywall & substandard for "free") is part of the "asymmetry of knowledge" that "translates into asymmetries of power". In that dynamic, the "free" informational services don't emancipate users & foster democracy, but stiften & exacerbate the undemocratic divide. becomes part of the problem, not the solution.]

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John Naughton, "Why we need a 21st-century Martin Luther to challenge the church of tech" theguardian.com/technology/201

[A bit clumsy on church history, but useful as background in the critique of utopian digitalism & datafetishism]

John Naughton, "Thesis #7 : Free software is what keeps the networked world going" 95theses.co.uk/?page_id=97

[Finally someone agreeing w/ my contention that the "free" is part of the problem, a main enabler of platform & surveillance capitalism.]

Shoshana Zuboff, "Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization" (2015) papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

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