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Killing Anonymity: The Question of Data Privacy

January 17, 2018

Maybe we should ask, “who or what killed anonymity?”  The question being debated over and over again is “have we given away our privacy for convenience and security?”  It would appear that the answer is “yes”.

Some of our privacy we give away without even knowing it, but most we more-or-less consciously trade for being able to use GPS, connect with our friends on Facebook and Twitter, order goods online, install security cameras around our homes, and get better insurance rates by installing devices that monitor our driving behavior (and keep track of WHERE we drive).  Information about our private lives is analyzed, collated, segmented and circulated around the world by retailers, data brokers, corporations and governments.

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