A view of life and commercial real estate from Newark and Licking County, Ohio
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The governing paradigm of the internet is advertising. Great juggernauts like Facebook and Google make billions of dollars on advertising, and their model -- that the economic purpose of all online activity is to advertise things to each other -- seems to infect everything. So as far as I can tell most hacking is about advertising. You spend months hacking into a bank, and you steal ... email addresses? So you can send millions of people spam emails touting pump-and-dump stock scams? Because of course if the purpose of the internet is advertising, then the purpose of internet crime should be criminal advertising.
I tell you what, if I ever hacked into a bank, I would try to take money. I am old-fashioned like that.