Apologists for corporate capitalism love to equate it with freedom. Big Brother would be proud of this claim, and jealous of its success.
The truth is that corporate capitalism/market totalitarianism is as dependent on information control as state totalitarianism was.
If you doubt this, inquire.
You might start by watching the first 2 minutes of this video, which shows “Mythbusters” host Adam Savage explaining how the credit-card corporations squashed his show’s expose of the extreme ease of hacking/stealing RFID codes, which are now widely used (and heavily advertised as a great breakthrough) to speed up credit-card purchases.
This story is the tiniest tip of a humongous, virtually un-discussed iceberg.