Thursday, April 06, 2006

I always feel like somebody's watching me*

Disney Phone Service For Kids Has Parents In Mind
Wall Street Journal - 4/5/2006
Disney is unveiling a mobile cellphone service that gives parents the ability to track the whereabouts of their children and control how and when they use their phone.

OK, so maybe I'm more paranoid about privacy than the average parent. But I don't really want Disney to know/have access to where kids go and tracking their habits or patterns. That seems like an insanely rich data source for planning future marketing etc of their other products. Not to mention I think is is creepy that they could have a captive audience to push sms messages to about their new theme park rides or movies or toy in their "exclusive content for both kids and parents". I'm not anti-Disney, I'd be just as weirded out if Nickelodeon or Sesame Street were doing this...

Maybe we should all get a few and start going to shooting ranges, military bases, porn shops, fetish clubs, strip bars, casinos, etc just to screw with their data... give them to truckers on trans-continential routes just for giggles...


*Rockwell, 1984



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