And the Valley’s message is clear enough: we can turn your digital information into fuel for pleasure and profits -- if you just give us access to your location, your correspondence, your history, and the entertainment that you like. Just like raw petroleum, it can be refined into many things -- the high-octane jet fuel for our social media and the asphalt and tar of our past that we would rather hide or forget.
We willingly hand over all of this information to the big data companies and in return they facilitate our communications and provide us with diversions.
In fact, they have interestingly been living abroad for over fourteen years teaching in countries as diverse as Pakistan, the Gaza Strip, Moscow, and Germany.
We departed company at the airport and my driver began a two hour odessy to Hotel 71 near old Dhaka, an area that left me spellbound.
On top of that, about a million Bangladeshis make an annual sacred pilgrimage to different countries of the world, but for some mysterious reason never return.
It has even started up a nice sideline in mass arsenic poisoning thanks to contaminated ground water.But this week Air Koryo, North Korea’s national airline, added another claim to fame to the list: it was named the worst airline in the world for the fourth year running by airline and airport ratings organisation Skytrax. Mail Online spoke to British duo Simon Cockerell and Vicky Mohieddeen, who work for Beijing-based North Korea tour firm Koryo Tours and fly regularly on Air Koryo, about their experiences.He added: ‘They have some odd practices such as unexpected food and limited entertainment, but their longest regular flight is less than two hours.A big war claiming a billion people ensued and Bangladesh won its independence.But the not-so-well-endowed men of India decided to sneak in after the end of war and claim victory over Pakistan .Take Google, which offers free email, data storage, and phone calls to many of us, or Verizon, which charges for smartphones and home phones.