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Dan Gillmor: Behind our screens, tech companies are racing to extract a price for what we read and watch on the web: our personal information
"Finally, I'm not a slave to my stupid human eyeballs!" Lenny Leonard exclaims as he puts on his Oogle Goggles, a few minutes into Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, entitled "Specs and the City."...
With a tech boom lubricated by VC cash, a startup culture cranked up by fiercely competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders, and a corporate model that encourages stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape here in the world's fountain of tech.
Here's a story I wrote for Newsmax on the new Google Plus feature that allows people on Google Plus to send you mail in your Gmail account even if they don't have your address: