@selea hi selea, I am waiting and looking for article like this. Nice, I bookmarked it instantly.

#privacy #gafam #degoogle

@anonymouscoward "Privacy isn't about hiding bad things.

It’s about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are: our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities."

@mgrondin @selea I'm not sure I follow. How does our day-to-day behavior, personality, fears, relationships, or vulnerabilities become endangered by being looked at?


because these companies like google/facebook use this "data" to build a profile on you and then serve you ads or sell said "data" to 3rd parties that do god knows what with it.


@mgrondin @selea I'm still unsure why this is a bad thing. Nothing wrong with being served ads; its only fair to use their services for free. And it's not like Google/Facebook have your SSN to steal your identify or your CC# to max out on fast food & pedicures. [shrug]

@selea I don't understand why anyone worries about advertisers knowing what brand of toilet paper they prefer.


and it's not just about what brand of toilet paper you buy. It's about what websites you visit, things you search for, people you interact with...everyhint you do online can (and probably) is tracked by one of these companies...they don't need to know all that...


@mgrondin @anonymouscoward

Well, I always think about how the Nazis treated the jews back in the days.

When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, they where able to locate many of them thanks to the information that the government had collected about them. In this case they documented what "religion and ethinicity" a certain person and family belonged to. The Nazis took advantage of that.

Althou it seems like an extreme example today - the problem still stands.

@mgrondin @anonymouscoward

Who MIGHT get over your personal data? Your sexual preferences? Your faith?

Another example if Orcut - a social platform that was pretty big in Brasil 10-15 years ago.

Orcut itself is no more, but the police got access to the massive database of its former users and has put people in prison over things that they wrote 15 years ago.

@mgrondin @anonymouscoward

So basically, the freedom you enjoy today and the freedom you get to think and do online today might not exist in 5, 10 or 15 years.

@anonymouscoward @selea next thing they want to know your name, and then where you buy said toilet paper. And then it's all downhill from that.

@anonymouscoward @selea I'm an advertiser. Please send me your credit card's transaction history for the last 24 months.

It's just for targeted advertising, don't worry about it. Just send it.

Also, your physical home address and your mobile phone number. Just checking you're a real human, that's all.

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