Digital Privacy

I’m generally okay with giving away a bit of privacy to use tools that treat me as the product. Google and Facebook are pretty notorious for gathering a ton of data on individuals who use their services. I like Gmail and Google Drive and sometimes Facebook is ok, but I probably should worry more about my digital privacy.

Recently, Curtis McHale pointed me to an old article on The Next Web about privacy with four smart arguments. The fourth one, for me is the killer.

If someone says they have nothing to hide, ask them to unlock their phone and give it to you for ten minutes. If they hesitate they will have realized it’s nice to keep some things to yourself.

The whole article will make you think twice about privacy. McHale says, Many of us (including myself) have been far too permissive in the value we give away with our personal data.”

He’s right. Not sure what that means for my work flow though.

June 7, 2019