Op-ed: Paying for digital privacy

By Jos
Feb 24, 2015
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  1. One of the many unfortunate fallouts from the recent hacking scandals is the harsh realization that privacy in the age of the Internet is now essentially gone. Some may argue it was never there in the first place but regardless,...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    No one will ever have the fortune of paying for true privacy. Anyone telling themselves this, is a fool and falling for a sham. Push comes to shove, if you can't give yourself true privacy, no one else will ever offer it at any cost. The best we can do is create regulations, that will help in protecting our privacy.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    You can have real privacy for FREE, but you'll put yourself squarely in the crosshairs of the Orwellian regimes. Create a totally fabricated online identity, use multiple layers of encryption and proxy services, block all cookies and other spy mechanisms on your PC and you're actually pretty safe. Again, this immediately flags you as suspicious in the age of "guilty until proven innocent". The only thing that will change the situation is a million people marching on the capitols of nations whose governments are violating their civil rights. Its apathy and ignorance that keeps us repressed, exactly as the Founding Fathers warned us.
  4. h4expo

    h4expo TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    The author makes it sound like we are already in the matrix and a lifestyle without interconnectivity (however foreign it may seem) just isn't possible anymore.

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