Hey netizens, doing some research, and I'd like to ask you a few questions.

What do you consider to be the biggest threats to online privacy in the world today?

If there were one thing you could have visibility into the practices of, what would it be?

@thegibson I'd break the question into a few parts:

- WHO or WHAT represents a threat? Actors.

- What MECHANISMS does that threat manifest as?

- What ACTIVITIES contribute to this?

- What specific RISKS are prresented?

Possibly a few others, though I'll try to hit on these points.


@thegibson I'm going to hand-wave a bit and say that privacy is a key component of agency. If anyone has issues with that, hit me with a question and I'll try explaining in more depth.

There are also notions of _vigilance_ and _alertness_, and of _harassment_, "to vex by repeated attacks"

Simply being under observation, _especially_ by a potentially threatening adversary, is a form of harassment and intimidation.

There's Bentham's Panopticon, a literal prison.


@dredmorbius I have not yet disagreed with any of your assertions. Agency does require privacy.

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