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It’s a concern of us all. Whether people tell you they don’t mind the surveillance or they do is irrelevant. It is an affront to freedom.
I remember listening to people use the most terrifying and phrase when it comes to their privacy. They would say, almost smugly,
“I have nothing to hide. Let them look!”
The biggest problem with privacy is that the more we can dig into another’s world the better we can manipulate them. Marketing has found out that there is much to be gained from knowing your habits and your biometrics.
This makes this intrusion particularly dangerous because we are entering a time where government and business both want in and it will be very hard to keep them out. We are moving rapidly towards an age that lacks privacy.
What Can You Do?
There are a lot of people out there who will tell you that there is a way to protect your privacy. There isn’t really. That might be disheartening but it’s true.
The best you can do is to stop building your file with thousands of searches and photos taken each month. Step away from the phone and the electronic world as often as you can.
Americans document their entire lives without giving it a thought. We post our children all over the internet and we post our personal problems and achievements. We give away all of our data for free services.
In some ways, we are in a bartering discussion with our privacy. These are things to consider.
Standing Strong and Living Honest
With privacy disintegrating you have to be who you are. You have to break away from what the world wants you to be. You have to be honest about who you are, good or bad. That is the best attack you launch on the end of privacy.
If you are pretending to be something you are not, well, you have a lot to hide. Be good, be honest and break the cord that links you to electronics.