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 are some potential levellers of these risks.

Highly-organised, complex, and multi-party entities (states, businesses) can be strong but brittle, and be highly loss-averse.

Loosely-organised, simple, and collective entities (mobs, the public, irregular military forces) may be relatively weak, but resiliant against attack, and more able to face risks.

So David occasionally trumps Goliath.

Enhancements in ranged and automated attack systems makes that increasingly costly.


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