With digital services often serving as our memory, to remove content from personal drives is to airbrush our memory.
A point to remember when next your private moments are leveraged to improve a marketing algorithm. The unintended consequence of code is speech.
The issue is not can they keep my data safe from an unauthorised third party, but can they keep my data safe from their algorithms.
The only prevention is to discourage the banning of alternative views and instead engagement in rational discourse.
My quest for a publishing platform which was both elegant, unencumbered by endless plug-ins and left me alone with my text, brought me to write.as.
To be a part of a society which doesn’t take these choices means the most meaningful solution is to look at ambient as well as personal privacy.
In a sense, our online privacy is much like a child, vulnerable to the world and easily spirited away by a platform which offers ease of connection.