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Some people use a VPN to hide their information as a form of privacy. Personally I don't download torrents or anything illegal that would be considered piracy so I will admit I don't use one. I know for a fact it's still good practice to use a VPN, I just never have. The main reason is I have nothing to hide. I do realize however that most people who use one don't either.
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Some people use a VPN to hide their information as a form of privacy. Personally I don't download torrents or anything illegal that would be considered piracy so I will admit I don't use one. I know for a fact it's still good practice to use a VPN, I just never have. The main reason is I have nothing to hide. I do realize however that most people who use one don't either.

Edward Snowden: "Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."[17] "When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right.’ You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights."

 

Daniel J. Solove stated in an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education that he opposes the argument; he stated that a government can leak information about a person and cause damage to that person, or use information about a person to deny access to services even if a person did not actually engage in wrongdoing, and that a government can cause damage to one's personal life through making errors.[3] Solove wrote "When engaged directly, the nothing-to-hide argument can ensnare, for it forces the debate to focus on its narrow understanding of privacy. But when confronted with the plurality of privacy problems implicated by government data collection and use beyond surveillance and disclosure, the nothing-to-hide argument, in the end, has nothing to say."

 

danah boyd (name styled lowercase), a social media researcher, opposes the argument, stating that even though "[p]eople often feel immune from state surveillance because they’ve done nothing wrong," an entity or group can distort a person's image and harm one's reputation, or guilt by association can be used to defame a person.

"This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning."

 

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What are you talking about?? Net neutrality == Gone forever.

 

The new era of no-mans privacy started already. :coffee:

Speaking of which, I heard the following:

The EARN-IT bill has passed the Senate and is now into the House. This is a very dangerous bill and will hurt encryption and privacy for everyone.

"This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning."

 

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This new computer has a VPN with it but tho I would love to use it, I can't get on my own forum! We're careful about downloading things. Don't like to use our debit card & if we do, it's for big name companies like Vitacost or Chewy that I order from often. Prefer to use Paypal. Don't do Facebook nor Google. Pay cash at most places. We lost our money out of our bank account 3 times in these 20 years so we're more cautious of privacy. By the way, Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day! Edited by ZandraJoi

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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.- Benjamin Franklin 1705-1790

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This new computer has a VPN with it but tho I would love to use it, I can't get on my own forum! We're careful about downloading things. Don't like to use our debit card & if we do, it's for big name companies like Vitacost or Chewy that I order from often. Prefer to use Paypal. Don't do Facebook nor Google. Pay cash at most places. We lost our money out of our bank account 3 times in these 20 years so we're more cautious of privacy. By the way, Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day!

 

That's too bad too hear. Yeah you have to be careful these days. There are a lot of con artists out there. Plenty of them and usually what they do is pretend like they are offering you a service and so forth, and then rob you blind. One thing I noticed with firefox is new security measures. There was a false positive in my browser that blocked me from my own website mind piff and I had to fix it. Security is increasing mostly but you still got to be careful.

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It seems these days that every site we visit collects information about us and we have to determine whether we want to allow that to happen in order to use their site. I grew up with people knowing where I live just by looking up my name in the telephone book but now people want to be far hidden away from everyone online as if everyone is a bad guy. My name is a very common name so it's hard to look me up and find the right me...there are 2 other women in my husband's family with the same name and we're all from the same town.

 

I don't use VPNs unless my IP gets blocked. I don't like to state out loud which state I live in but I don't go out of my way to really hide it when I sign up on forums either.

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I generally attempt to atleast not provide information on myself in places that I feel would cause issues to have my privacy invaded. I usually will not provide my private information on forums and sites that would not have a need for it, and if I feel like someone can't handle private info that well, I will not share with them.
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I generally do not provide my personal information on myself to anybody I don't know online or offline.  The biggest issue is that identity fraud can become a reality if information which is considered private, becomes accessible on public domain. I also make sure that I know my rights when it comes to the Data Protection Act and Data Deletion Requests. 

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