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 There's also the notion that information overload is a form of attack. I'm going to build off my earlier comments and claim it is an attack on _agency_. Specifically, it confounds (and overloads) the ability to perceive the environment.

Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock" explores many of the dynamics of this, in 1970, and is surprisingly prescient.

Awareness of surveillance is a form of information overload, especially of _unseen_ surveillance, or surveillance one cannot avoid.


@dredmorbius causes social chilling... just ask the East Germans.

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