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 And of course, information _isn't_ equal -- your more-powerful adversary is also going to have a vastly superior information gathering and processing capability.

They are also very likely to have something you don't have: immunity or impunity.

Impunity is the ability to act without regard for harm, though not necessarily without risk.

Immunity is freedom from risk, often by a legal shield, though various forms of distance can apply.

The powerful write law in their favour.


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