So the targeted-ads-industry is expected to lose 60% of revenue due to #GDPR. Of course this means massive loss of jobs. And people seem to be genuinely sad about this, even privacy minded people, even lots of people on mastodon. And I just don't get it. If you are working for the targeted ads industry, you're working for the wrong side. I'm not going to be sad for you. Especially in tech, where it's comparatively easy to find work, there's no excuse for going there.
@steckerhalter @Maltimore Changing jobs is hard and there is hardship all over the world. People working in adtech will suffer for sure and that makes me sad, yes. But they worked in adtech, tracking me, selling my data to the highest bidder, circumventing my blockers, inventing permanent cookies, exploiting the bugs in my browsers, the have been real and active enemies of my online life for a great many years and for this evil intent and callousness I shudder in disgust.
@hcs I was sort of lamenting the mess we are in in general and feeling with the millions of people that suffer from the current system. The ad business is just one head of this hydra. What we need to do IMO is to change the whole system from the inside out instead of chopping heads off the hydra (legislation etc.). I have a plan for this and if you want I can ellaborate. I agree with your points, but what I'm getting at is much more fundamental. @Maltimore @kensanata
@hcs Nothing really, it's how the current system tries to counter developments it deems harmful. But that's exactly what I think is wrong with the system. Instead of controlling the system, the system controls us. You wouldn't have to radiate cancer cells if the body would function properly. You wouldn't need legislation if the "body" would not always work against the common good. @kensanata @Maltimore