We’re not exactly living in the era of Orwell’s Big Brother because the monitors are a disparate group, but the same kind of monitoring goes on even more insidiously. Jeffrey Mincey on why Apple should help monitor the monitors:
We are decades beyond 1984 and the world is not being surveilled by a single Big Brother. There are many big brothers, including the aforementioned Facebook, Google, Amazon, and many others. They are not an integrated collective, but they share data culled from you, the user of their products and services.
What can Apple do?
We haven’t reached Orwellian 1984 because there are too many monitors but once they start collaborating and sharing their collected data with each other and the government, it will be too late for new monitors to monitor the monitors.
Apparently, not much.