My updated article on why privacy matters:
How SEO is ruining everything you love about being online.
Privacy... is an experience which is performed and therefore does not pre-exist in particular designated spaces. Privacy, then, is dependent on context and intimacy; it is negotiated between the people who participate in a communication process.
This is as true of privacy as it is of politics, or any other subject. Always try and understand the other side.
First you don’t hear other views. Then you can’t trust them. Your personal information network entraps you just like a cult
A historian believes he has discovered iron laws that predict the rise and fall of societies. He has bad news.
We need to stop the data economy, before humanity pays the ultimate price
Surveillance, Privacy and COVID-19
(I understand the irony of this being a blogspot link).
Yes, you do have something to hide
"Getting people to value privacy is like trying to get somebody raised on Burger King to value their heath. They won't know how important it is until they have that first stroke."
Possibly the best thing to come out of #lounge:privacytools.io
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free
We overshare information; information that can be used by commercial companies, by political parties and by governments. Carissa Véliz is a philosopher at Oxford University and author of Privacy is Power. She argues that the harvesting of data is undermining liberal democracy.
This is enormously courageous, and you should take a second to read it. https://t.co/ltrtfAaRhH
Fuck anyone who condones this shit. Absolutely disgusting.
They have argued about other things too, I might add. However that doesn't seem to be going very well either...
Quick reminder that the Brexit deal that Britian has spent the past 4 years arguing about mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail.
Controversial ‘spy tech’ firm Palantir lands £23m NHS data deal
Privacy advocate, amongst other things.
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