Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 23:40:
If privacy was such a big fucking deal, then we'd all be doing something about the government in our respective countries (most of us, anyway) and we're not. It all boils down to people being ignorant, or people not wanting to take responsibility for their bullshit online.
In Canada we did. See in this mythical land of Canada, we have the charter of rights and freedoms. Part of that charter says you have a reasonable right to privacy. The privacy act further goes on, ontop of this to protect the citizens from not only the government prying into their lives; but businesses big and small from doing it(unless there's a reasonable reason they might have an issue). That issue might be something stupid like a mom & pop computer store that only has a few hundred customers. There is some leeway given.
Anyway, when you get down to it, most of the US has no idea what actual privacy laws are. Or why you should have a reasonable expectation of privacy. On the otherhand, most of Europe has figured it out. Which is why people like yourself, who have no idea why disclosing your name publicly is a bad idea. Especially on the intarwebs.
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there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."