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 All of which has been a bunch of stage-setting to get to this point:

The more capable, powerful, flexible entity will, in general, gain a larger benefit even under _equal_ informational access.

They've got more means to attack, distract, deflect, confuse, and predict. If information is equal, _their_ power is magnified more than _yours_ is.

Yonatan Zunger, chief architect of Google Plus made this point some years back (not sure if archived). That's stuck with me.


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