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The Guardian: I’d pay more for tech products with greater privacy from surveillance


The Guardian: I’d pay more for tech products with greater privacy from surveillance

I thought this was a fantastic article.  It skims over the fact that if you aren’t paying for a service then you are probably the product being sold.  Google, Facebook, and many other companies make billions of dollars off of data about every one of its users.  It’s wrong to sell our privacy and it’s one of the reasons I’m not on Facebook, that I no longer use Google’s tools and apps, and why I look everyday for more open source solutions that don’t lock me in to their service.

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  1. Chuck
    2013-06-27 at 08:19 EST

    What steps do you take to prevent Google and other offenders from indexing your site(s)?

  2. 2013-06-27 at 14:19 EST

    I think the article could’ve acknowledged the problematic role of the media, though. Particularly this bit:

    “When will the great minds of Silicon Valley take up privacy and true security as core values, rather than casual add-ons or, more typically, unwanted features that hurt the business?”

    Well, the people you and I probably think of as ‘the great minds of Silicon Valley’ did, long ago. It’s the people the press has encouraged the public to think of as ‘the great minds of Silicon Valley’ – your Jobses and Zuckerbergs – who don’t. The media is in large part getting what it deserves…

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