Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Data Abuse

 ... is the fundamental structure of the internet.  This is a problem.  People don't like being spied on, and the system is rife with abuse.

Regrettably the proposed alternative, making people pay for everything, is not feasible either.  The internet works because most people can go most places on it freely.  You don't know where you might need to go.  Even subscribing to just a few favorite sites quickly becomes too expensive.  Look at the mess of fragmentation in entertainment.  We used to get all the TV channels for free, with ads; then cable promised us no ads if we paid them; now almost everyone pays for TV that plasters popup ads right over the show you're trying to watch.  We don't need the internet made more frustrating, expensive, and difficult to use.
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