Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?

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I’d go further and say that all advertising is a form of information pollution, and should be taxed and regulated accordingly.

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Downstream effects of that is that some internet services would no longer be free.

I’m not suggesting this is a bad thing. But, having a very capable personal mail like Gmail is essential in today’s economy. A static email address is an identity, not unlike a phone number.

Should your online identity be free? Or cost you money? Either way, who should be in charge of that identity?

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