The key word there is personal which is why I’m posting this here and not on the politics thread. And I intend to reserve my thinking on this for that thread, rather than posting here. However, this thoughtful and concerning opinion piece does certainly relate to one’s personal financial matters:
Here are a few lifts from the piece:
Young people cannot effectively function in society if blocked from using Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Uber, Amazon, PayPal, Venmo and other financial transaction systems.
The potential scope of the soft social credit system under construction is enormous. The same companies that can track your activities and give you corporate rewards for compliant behavior could utilize their powers to block transactions, add surcharges, or restrict your use of products
When does your debit card get canceled over old tweets, your home loan denied for homeschooling your kids, or your eBay account invalidated because a friend flagged you for posting a Gadsen flag?