At this time the submit is predicated for the primary time on a ebook: particularly «Privacy is Power» by Carissa Véliz and an interview concerning the ebook.

Why am I posting a privateness story primarily based on a ebook and an interview?

Many of the articles and movies that cope with the topic on the Web, deal with it in a really theoretical and technical approach, and this prevents us from changing into conscious of actuality; is inflicting the vast majority of residents to indicate some apathy relating to our privateness, and that we settle for all that’s free. We settle for tyrannical phrases of use, “take it, or depart it”.

It appears there are solely two choices: subscribe web page or authorize every thing.

Relating to cookiesIf you don’t settle for them each time you enter the web site, they may remind you; It’s as if each time you enter the grocery store they pressure you to say “I do not need the loyalty card.”

We predict that we can not do something, absolutely you may have thought on a couple of event: “I shouldn’t have something to cover”. Make no mistake, the extra they find out about you, the extra weak you’re going to be.

ON THE CONTRARY the Affiliate Professor on the College of Oxford Carissa Véliz captured my consideration from the primary minute, clear, direct and assertive when answering all of the questions, and essentially, by displaying a way more constructive strategy to the citizen, making an attempt to convey the EMPOWERMENT that can provide us a COLLECTIVE CONCEPT OF PRIVACY.

If you begin studying the ebook you notice that the large mistake is to assume that the protection of privateness is one thing particular person.

It’s not one thing private (the ebook regularly emphasizes this), for instance, for those who share your knowledge resembling location, tastes, wants or sexual orientation, it impacts your mates or neighbors.


  • 92% have suffered some type of drawback on the web associated to privateness (dangerous expertise): id theft, public humiliation, safety issues, goal of a spyware and adware …
  • The apply of gathering knowledge to get to know your shopper higher, on many events conceals promoting knowledge to 3rd events for a revenue. It turns you right into a gross sales device and eventually the information shall be used, or might even be misplaced.
  • This interference not impacts the time to obtain “recommendations” about data or music, it not impacts the time to obtain annoying promoting, there are already residents who don’t even go to job interviews. They begin to monitor our faces, even how we stroll or if we use VPN.
  • The info is obtained by personal corporations apparently not very clear after which the information could be intercepted, for instance by states. There are “knowledge brokers”, for banks, insurance coverage corporations, job placement corporations… It’s not far-off that personalities are duplicating. IT BEGINS TO BE A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE.


a) First go taking a collective consciousness of privateness, discovering out with the multitude of knowledge that’s within the Community or with books like “Privateness is Energy”.

Even for those who flip off your social networks, we’re surrounded by CCTV, individuals taking selfies, footprints at airports….

b) Second, we will perform small actions that scale back danger:

  • We will carry out false likes or curiosity searches to make the algorithm dizzy and make it more durable so that you can get to know us.
  • Don’t carry the cell phone all the time with you to keep away from understanding our actions intimately, along with having the cell phone away when now we have personal conversations, intimate moments and many others …
  • Flip off the pc’s digital camera, flip off the microphone ……
  • Get used to picking friendly-privacy options .
  • Purchase safer gadgets.


We could be optimistic, governments have realized that it’s harmful for nationwide safety, and nations are going to control and management this matter extra. For instance, having private knowledge could be very harmful when there’s a danger of genocide or a international invasion, as there was throughout World Struggle II.

The identical factor occurs with privateness as with Ecology, states and residents little by little turn into conscious that it’s not a matter that may be acted upon after a terrific catastrophe, we should keep away from the good catastrophe.


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