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You know the saying "those who trade Liberty for Security deserve neither"?
I have another one to add to it: those who trade Privacy for Convenience deserve neither.

Date: 2016-07-28 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iulia_linnea.livejournal.com
I agree, even though it's hard to avoid doing just that without, say, completely avoiding the 'net or a phone, and I admit to still using Gmail even after Google gave up its motto, "Don't be evil."

Who else is trading privacy for convenience? Credit card users? Store loyalty card users? Has something specific happened?

Date: 2016-07-29 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iulia_linnea.livejournal.com
That is always frustrating. Shog usually bores to tears anyone who asks him to sign up for an information-mining loyalty card program; I do what you do, and when pressed, I sic Shog on the person. :P

I'm reminded now that I have a free cheesecake in my wallet if only I'd get myself to that shop. Punch card rewards are love. :D

Date: 2016-07-29 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sinanju.livejournal.com
For a long while, after our local supermarket started a loyalty card program, I made a habit of asking for a card every time I went there. I'd fill in a made-up name and email address, get the discount, then trash the card on the way out.

Date: 2016-07-29 09:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-28 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vjezkova.livejournal.com
Both are topical. Here in Europe especially the first one but taking the circumstances, our liberty is threatened by the lack of security...which became necessity...
Edited Date: 2016-07-28 05:29 pm (UTC)

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