Broadly speaking, people like me are the problem — or, at least, we’re part of it.
Sitting ducks with a fondness for instant gratification, tech consumers like myself are often aware of the world’s rapidly worsening privacy problem, but regularly fail to act on the warnings given to us by journalists, policymakers, and human rights advocates attempting to protect us from ourselves.
Instead, we eagerly partake in problematic trends like FaceApp, heedlessly accept unread terms and conditions, continuously leave our webcams uncovered, and otherwise toss away our personal data points like valueless confetti. Whether that’s because we’re lazy, unafraid, uninformed, or point-blank don’t care is hard to say. Read more…
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