blog post: on The Shitty Tech Adoption Curve by Cory Doctorow, NOV 25, 2020
article: Luxury Surveillance by Chris Gilliard and David Golumbia, JUL 6, 2021
Tracking technologies with similar functions can be seen as helpful or menacing depending on how it's positioned and the class and perceptions of the user. However, we need to consider who actually is in control and what they're doing. Regardless of how it's positioned or perceived, surveillance controlled remotely by powerful companies present "a challenge to the bases of democracy and social freedom".