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posted by cmn32480 on Saturday July 23 2016, @08:19AM   Printer-friendly
from the camera+GPS=knowing-most-everything dept.

This data-mining game is what they call totalitarianism is how Oliver Stone described Pokémon Go at Comic Con. Earlier in the month Al Franken also expressed some concern asking the creator of the game about privacy, data sharing, and account access.

More from Stone:

They're data-mining every person in this room for information as to what you're buying, what you like, and above all, your behaviour. Pokémon Go kicks into that. But this is everywhere. It's what some people call surveillance capitalism. It's the newest stage. It's not for profit in the beginning, but it becomes for profit in the end.

It manipulates your behaviour. It has happened already quite a bit on the Internet, but you'll see it everywhere—you'll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you. It's what they call totalitarianism.

Personally I gave up my smart phone more than two years ago because I did not want a spy machine in my pocket; I've never played Pokémon Go but it seemed like a great way for the game creators to get people to run around and point the players camera at what ever they want, obtain other location based data, or focus players into businesses that pay for the privilege. Perhaps I just need to adjust my tinfoil hat but what do the 'lentils think? Is Stone just trying to plug his new movie or is this a legitimate concern?


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  • (Score: 2) by Anne Nonymous on Saturday July 23 2016, @02:33PM

    by Anne Nonymous (712) on Saturday July 23 2016, @02:33PM (#379052)

    > your morning enema

    No thanks, I'll just stick with strong, black coffee.

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  • (Score: 2) by quintessence on Saturday July 23 2016, @06:08PM

    by quintessence (6227) on Saturday July 23 2016, @06:08PM (#379107)

    You can have both!

    The colon is highly vascular, which makes it ideal for quick absorption, not to mention the stimulating effect increasing peristalsis...

    At least you didn't say hot coffee. That could get... messy.

    Have you seen the Amazon reviews?

    https://www.amazon.com/Enema-Approved-Transparent-Re-Usable-Reinforced/dp/B00WZYEVB8/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469297067&sr=8-1&keywords=gerson+therapy+coffee+enema [amazon.com]

    Those aren't coffee beans.

    :)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 23 2016, @06:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 23 2016, @06:36PM (#379116)

    I like my men like you like your coffee.

  • (Score: 2) by Zz9zZ on Saturday July 23 2016, @07:01PM

    by Zz9zZ (1348) on Saturday July 23 2016, @07:01PM (#379124)

    I think you missed the metaphor, your morning caffeine is the enema.... Or have I taken lunch too early?

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    ~Tilting at windmills~
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 23 2016, @09:43PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 23 2016, @09:43PM (#379170)

      Perhaps I took breakfast too orally.