market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2017-03-11 05:00
I have been prodded by readers over email to write on this for the last few days (while I’d been out hiking on the AT, incidentally — guess how much I give a crap about “technology” and “tracking” while out there having a nice walk in the woods with only the bees and bears for company?) But, since people keep asking, here it is:
My one-word summary: Meh.
Somewhat more-lengthy summary:
Want a bit more detail? Ok, if you’re too dense to be unable to do understand the above two.
There is nothing in there that surprises me or is news.
In fact, if you’ve read this column for any length of time at all you are well-aware that I’ve highlighted these very “vulnerabilities” on dozens of occasions. I put the word “vulnerabilities” in quotes for a reason: You don’t care, and neither does anyone else or devices like “Smart TVs” would not have one person using them, “Alexa” would have never sold a single unit and the various fruity things would not have nearly 50% market share in the United States. Facefart would be a zero — literally — as would LinkedIn and SNAP would have failed to price their IPO.