Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 26, 2012, 5:14 p.m. EST by richardkentgates
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I bet the title brings to mind current events like the 1%ers and corporations sponsoring Police State legislation like CISPA and SOPA. This is of course because most of us know about them. Most of us found out that entities like the Motion Picture Association of America are the behind-the-senses supporters of such legislation under the guise of copyright protections. And we know the Gov loves any excuse to further the Police State.
But! In reality, most companies have an interest in security not because they want to turn the web into a cyber-mall, but because lack of security cost them time and money.
The media however does not want to talk about the latter because politicians don't want to talk about the latter. If the motivation to secure the web is already there, then we could all isolate the Gov and Hollywood in their crooked goals and call them on it. But the Gov needs you scared and feeling like "We're all in this together" so you feel like their interest and your interest are one in the same. Well thats bullshit.
Here is a profit bearing community that is working on your behalf, without Orwellian legislation, and they aren't sending you a bill for it either. It's a socialist act to work in cooperation toward a goal with no prospect of gaining dollars and what they are working to protect is your money, your data, your stuff. But it's being done by capitalist institutions.
Is there something to be gleaned from this that could be exported to other industries?
What are the pros/cons of this alignment?