Re: as Apple hasn’t been on reliant on digital advertising
>On the other hand there are undoubted benefits from Google's mining if, like me, you live a life unlikely to attract the attention of either the police or criminals but suffer from increasingly failing memory.
The drug smuggler Howard Marks was once asked how he, a man who smoked a lot of hash, could remember enough of his past to write a best-selling autobiography, Mr Nice:
"Oh, that was easy, the FBI had me under surveillance for years... I just asked them for their file on me under their Freedom of information laws."