The Costs of Connection, book review: A wider view of surveillance capitalism

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The Costs of Connection: How Facts Is Colonizing Human Lifetime and Appropriating It for Capitalism • By Nicholas Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias • Stanford University Press • 324 internet pages • ISBN: 978-1-5036-0974-7 • $30

The phrase ‘the expenses of connection’ has abruptly taken on a new and far more sinister which means in the last pair of months, as worldwide and domestic vacation inbound links — vectors by which humans carried the novel coronavirus to seed it into open up clusters of new hosts — have been severed. In the initially 7 days of March, nonetheless, when Nick

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