So this is how privacy dies…

Excerpt from the Bill of Rights

Maciej Cegłowski coined a phrase which I think should resonate far beyond the circles in which it currently does. The phrase: ‘ambient privacy.’ He defined it as:

the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition.

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The Pied Piper of Zoom

Illustration of the Pied Piper by Kate Greenaway

The Fediverse is abuzz… Keybase has been acquired by Zoom. For some, this is an event akin to opening one of the Seven Seals.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

Revelation 6:7

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