what is our privacy worth?
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Posted 12/12/14
Today I went to log onto Facebook and I got a notice "we are not sure your name is your real name" and to scan my drivers license into there system so they can verify it.
This has already happened to a few of my friends, who all reluctantly obeyed because they really had put some time and effort into their pages.
At the time I simply wandered how it had made them feel, but didn't say anything about their decision because it wasn't really my place. However, as this was happening to me, I found I wasn't able to take it. even though I have put years worth of work into my page all my family can get ahold of me there and I even used it for the purpose of advertising my artwork, I had to tell them to shove it! something inside of me was pretty enraged that they would have the audacity to do this.

now as I reflect on this situation I am wandering how others might feel. So here is what I will ask of you: how much do you value your privacy, why do you think that privacy has been a key principle which people throughout history have fought to protect? And, If Fb did this to you, would you obey?
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I, for one, don't want to type my social security number when it's ask, especially by the ones that are not government related sites.
I actually applied for the affiliated program of crunchyroll just to get a few bucks. Then, I became wishy washy after filling up the process form. I suddenly had this thing on my mind on how strong crunchyroll's security was/is/would be. I still remember the time when Shinji, himself, made a thread stating that he's changing discs on a server while the site was in maintenance (I'm not tech savvy. I'm paraphrasing based on memory).
If PlayStation network back then where hackable, what are the chances CR is not? So, I tried going back to affiliate CR form and attempted to delete my SS. Nope, I couldn't erase my steps. I'm doom. ;(
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Posted 12/12/14
OP in a thread on privacy starts with "Today I went to log onto Facebook"



And that's all I have to say about that.
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Posted 12/13/14 , edited 12/13/14
Lala enjoys her privacy, but admits that nobody really cares about Lala anyway.
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Posted 12/13/14
It's worth nothing to the NSA in terms of national security.
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Posted 12/13/14
I don't feel like I have anything to hide.

I don't want to put my information forth though to facebook, gmail (gmail wants me to allow them to make transactions from my bank account to people with an email address.. HAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!), or the other sites out there. Granted, some of it WILL happen and you have to expect that. But I try o keep my FB info to a minimum and NOT give them, say, my ID, my SS, or anything else that could be used to hack my other accounts (not that there's a lot of info in them either). I read recently that some site took like the last few digits of a CC and using it to hack an apple account or something... It's silly, but that's the sort of stuff that worries me.

The NSA.... pfft... all this monitoring we are trying to do is too much for human's to do and is more retroactive and for record keeping. (ie. you can't monitor and find crimes in progress, and you probably won't even notice small crimes, but when something HUGE happens, you can probably look back and find what evidence you need. Boston marathon explosion thing for example).

beyond that? as they said in 1984, "Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull."
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Posted 12/13/14

serifsansserif wrote:

beyond that? as they said in 1984, "Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull."


And the worst part is Orwell was wrong on most parts. Oh yes, Big Brother is watching, but 1984 will most likely never come to pass as Orwell envisioned. Rather, Huxley's Brave New World has.

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Posted 12/13/14

evilotakuneko wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

beyond that? as they said in 1984, "Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull."


And the worst part is Orwell was wrong on most parts. Oh yes, Big Brother is watching, but 1984 will most likely never come to pass as Orwell envisioned. Rather, Huxley's Brave New World has.



I love you for saying that. I absolutely 1000000% agree.

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