When it comes to privacy, regulation is not enough

Opsec is hard. When making opsec decisions, you must decide whether it is safe for you to let some second party know something about you — a decision that depends on who you are, who the second party is, and the resources, incentives, and material circumstances of both.

This calculation changes dramatically over time: at age 16, photographs of you getting drunk at a party are highly sensitive and can really only be shared with people you trust not to narc on you, but those same photographs are just fine at age 21, however, if you decide at 33…



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John Ohno

Resident hypertext crank. Author of Big and Small Computing: Trajectories for the Future of Software. http://www.lord-enki.net