On how digital information is used by corporations to increase profit

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“ A new form of capitalism has emerged on the Internet, variously referred to as informational capitalism, digital capitalism, or surveillance capitalism. Personal information is the lifeblood of the new economy: companies collect the users’ data to sell it to advertisers and generate revenue. The more companies know about individuals, the better they can target their advertisements, boost their conversion rates, and rake in profits ”

Samuel Earle, ‘Capitalism vs. Privacy’, Jacobin Magazine

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