Alternatively, this perhaps could be explained as a psychological accommodation to McNealy’s Aphorism: “You have zero privacy anyway. Get used to it.”
Indeed. The mistake most seem to make is to assume that everybody else will respect whatever degree of privacy they desire — yet any amount of time touring the internet will demonstrate that no two people have the same ideal degree of privacy.
The best anyone can hope for is to be aware of how much privacy everyone doesn’t have online, and protect whatever portion of the remainder suits them.
…no two people have the same ideal degree of privacy.
Oh, absolutely. I’m sort of at the point where I think that the more I reveal, the harder it would be to blackmail me, which is a weirdly utilitarian (but apparently sensible) notion: it’s the Hiding in Plain Sight scheme writ large, or at least long.
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