Just read an article that the trading platform Robin Hood now has a 7 Billion dollar valuation. The app iti totally phone based, and you cannot manage your account via a computer as of this writing.
I had an account for a short time and actually made some money using it. The great feature is that the trading is commission free. They cover the costs by selling your information to who knows what entity, maybe they sell it to R Kelly or Woody Allen or Jeffrey Epstein(since he faked his death), Citizens United or some other sick individual or corporation. Who knows? They won’t tell you.
One day Robinhood sent me a message that in order to continue trading I would have to provide them with some totally non financial and non tax related information. I thought to myself why the capital F do you need this information? The capitalist in me enjoyed the commission free trades but the Libertarian in me said GTFOH byotch! So I requested my account be closed.
A similar thing happened with the micro investing app Prosper. It seems unless you give these companies your underwear size they wont allow you to make a buck. You already have my social security number, name, address, age, DOB and some of my money. What else do you bastards want?
This is another precursor or indicator of the requirement to take on the mark of the beast in order to conduct commerce(See Revelations in the Bible).
Most of these apps are targeted to the Gen Y. Lets just for writing effect call them Gen YOLO. They have facial scanning, fingerprint scanning, location sharing, constant social media exposing lives. I am an old fart and happy to be so. I remember when there were no mobile phones during the 80s and early 90s. We were so free. Who knew convenience was so oppressive?
You YOLOs can go ahead and share all of your life on the digital heathcare databases. As we can see by the string of hacks at CapitalOne, Target, and even worse Equifax, no information is safe. I guess when you have 10000 online friends and are filled with anxiety and loneliness they only way to feel not so lonely is to have your guts showing on multiple screens across the world.
I say no, I say no to you YOLO culture. Stay out of my business government. Stay out of my business corporations. Heck, there’s so much surveillance but we cant catch seriously dangerous criminals. All we can do is sell people advertising and in the process cause their identity to be stolen by some guy in India or Nigeria.
But I’m just an old Cardi B fart anyways.