Tea Time With Jesse

Six of One, Half Dozen the Other

All Your Children Are Belong Us

Posted by middlerage on June 7, 2014

We are fucking over our kids.

We as a society pay lip service to childrens’ privacy, for instance supposedly Facebook doesn’t sign up people under thirteen, websites contain disclaimers about “ask your mother before joining our Silly Space Furry Web Friends place,” but they can’t monitor who’s doing what.

My oldest was playing Clash of Clans in his/her iPod while at the skating rink, while the youngest was taking lessons. Oldest is going through the free wi-fi, but Apple, and a host of other online corpororations, now know exactly where that GPS enabled iPod was at 11:30 a.m.. They know exactly what OK was playing, for how long and that s/he might be interested in ice skating and/or hockey and/or how far s/he had to travel for this new wi-fi address to pop up.

And the NSA is tracking all of it.

Google, Facebook, Clash of Clans, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, the FBI, CIA, and the NSA have a pretty thick dossier on a 100 million pre-teens.

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