“We are facing one of the biggest struggles of our times: the challenge for institutions is to treat their stakeholders (e.g users, employees, consumers, audience) as humans, not as data points.”
“Angwin says that among other things she bought “a $230 service that encrypted my data in the Internet cloud; a $35 privacy filter to shield my laptop screen from coffee-shop voyeurs; and a $420 subscription to a portable Internet service to bypass untrusted connections,” among other things. While this may seem excessive, Angwin says that it’s worth it to avoid attacks from hackers and to avoid having everything she does online tracked by major tech companies. What this really boils down to is how much you’re willing to let Google, Facebook and other tech firms stalk you.”
I’m certain that there are some cheaper options if you are more comfortable doing things yourself too.
““In their blood is [the] protection of your privacy,” Rebecca Richards said Thursday, speaking at a privacy conference hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.”
Sorry, but I laughed. The group that has your back on privacy is librarians.