Buy my privacy is a series of products generated from “semi-private” information that is not generally publicized, but is nonetheless not private in the purest sense; as it is sent to and used by organizations who built the software we use. This information is turned for a profit by selling our “private” habits to advertisers.
These data are generated by algorithm, for algorithm. They are sent back and forth as JSON objects, unix epoch dates, and other formats; but the habits they reflect are deeply human, albeit mediated by our keys, mice, and thumbs. They contain our habits, our thoughts, our movements, our little eccentricities, and if we do a bit of deciphering, much, much more- our relationships, our occupations, our passions, our goals. This wealth of human information can also be ours to do with what we wish. To demonstrate this, I (Barron) have begun to sell my “semi-private” information to other humans to decipher and learn about me as a human. This information is not just a data point in a banner ad targeting algorithm.
The Typing Edition is the first item in the product line. Edition 1 contains every single thing I typed into my computer, in full, from April 3rd, 2015 to May 1st, 2015. Included in the publication is every key pressed, and the applications they were pressed in.Purchase Here! $10
The Location Edition is the second item in the product line. This edition contains every single place I visited from November 5th, 2014 to May 5th, 2015. Included in the publication are maps corresponding to my movement on each day.Purchase Here! $15
The History Edition is the third item in the product line. This edition contains every site I visited on my computer, in full, from April 12th, 2015 to April 26th, 2015. Included in the publication are the site visited, the time, and the url.Purchase Here! $8