A new genus of crapitalism that monetizes data acquired through surveillance is subjugating the planet. A chilling exposé of business models underpinning the digital world. What about its social effects? Where is it heading? It may be impossible to take the long view of what is happening, and hindsight may be the only exact science in this business, but we can gather data too (without becoming the petty tyrant we fight), and take appropriate action in the moment.
The biggest difficulty for any whistleblower is finding a journalist who has the time to do the work, especially in data abuse cases because the issues are complex and often requires specialised data science knowledge. And usually, an editor, publisher or producer must also approve it. In some countries, risk of defamation can cause a publisher to not proceed with stories.
We never underestimate the possibility of creating change without necessarily doing it in the public eye. Publication might not be the endgame in every case.