Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 13:16:
As long as they don't slow down my connection while they are watching me, what do I care? I got nothing to hide, and definitely no internet activity of any great interest. I mean, look, I'm on Bluesnews for cryin' out loud. I'm sure my web habits would bore any government watchdog to tears.
Nothing to see here, boys. Move along.
The "nothing to hide" argument is a frustrating refrain I see in privacy discussions. It's pretty silly because you have everything to hide and you DO hide it. If you didn't have anything to hide you wouldn't need passwords, doors, locks and many other basic security features that you use to prevent people from accessing areas important for various reasons including privacy. You should absolutely be at least weary of governments collecting and analyzing information, there's a large precedent of governments attempting to use information to silence its opponents or in ways that negatively affect society. There are very few upsides to it and most are vaguely represented as "security" related.
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