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 The actors in surveillance are generally: individuals and the public, against an array of surveillance threats: state (domestic and foreign, allied and opposed), corporate, non-state, criminal, and private actors.

Keep in mind that the powerful themselves are affected by this: governments, government agencies (US State Dept, NSA, GSA), companies (Sony, TJ Maxx, Equifax, .... basically every data breach evar), generals, presidential candidates, congressmembers, judges ...


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