Posts Tagged ‘nsa’

(Note: this post is not about the US Government trolling the internet and spying on law-abiding citizens. This post is about Americans and their expectations of privacy on the internet. Okay. Off we go.)

If there’s one good thing to come out of this NSA-snoopery debacle, it’s this: Americans will finally be disabused of their long-held belief that there is privacy on the internet.

(And if any of you still believe that there is privacy on the internet, drop on by; I’ve got some genuine Louis Vuitton bags I’m letting go at a great price.)

For a decade or more, Americans have been completely unreasonable in their expectations about the internet. We think that, because we use it in our homes, anything we do there is as private as anything else we do in our homes.

This is utter rubbish. (more…)

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