Information becomes very powerful when production is reliant on it. The whole idea of labour is strongly related to physical work but moving towards an information reliant society labour now comes in the form of information and information collecting and processing. It is now ruling our society and what we do and how we act.
Production is more productive when information is involved as informed decision can be made. Now that so much data and information is readily available to us and easy to access it is now the matter or sorting through it and finding the things most relevant to us.
In some industries there is a battle for information, especially in news related industries because they all want the most recent and interesting information. Until they receive these stories and insights they won’t start production of the magazines, newspapers etc. There is a lot more interest in the information that is new, has restricted access and is confidential because we are all curious beings and information can give people power.