From an article by David Samuels in the Wired web site:
“Big Brother is an emerging reality in China. Yet in the West, at least, the threat of government surveillance systems being integrated with the existing corporate surveillance capacities of big-data companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon into one gigantic all-seeing eye appears to trouble very few people—even as countries like Venezuela have been quick to copy the Chinese model.
“Still, it can’t happen here, right?”
This is one scary article. It describes today’s efforts to go beyond spying on citizens and instead actually controlling their lives. You can read it at: http://bit.ly/2WeeSNv.