About privacy: Is it truly public? What is wise to share? (some quick, very messy notes)
- I.e., why saying "I don't care about privacy because I don't have anything to hide" can be a dangerous fallacy.
- Keep in mind cost vs. benefit or risk: some protections are simple and reduce risk, others might be too costly to be worth it so having a fallback could help.
- What could an enemy use against you, like governments (or anyone w/ power) that make life sometimes harder for those w/ whom they disagree?
- Can it be used for ID theft (i.e., someone sells your house while you're on vacation, incurs debts/crimes in your name, falsely damages your reputation, ...)?
- Is it already public anyway? Much is.
- From whom do you need to keep it? (E.g., ssns etc from ID thieves, vs. just from malicious or foolish persons in highly-funded organizations?: those are
- different risks in terms of relevant content and ability.)
- Some things are simply irrelevant or harmful to others: for example, a personal disagreement in process of being resolved. Or details of personal
- hygiene. Or images that distract anyone from the full affection they should have for their family (incl future) (i.e., using natural attraction to the
- body as a promotional tool), or which help someone visualize and become accustomed to performing evil acts, or which teach harmful ideas like that people
- are treated as objects, teaches anything against the golden rule or dishonest, or that suggests an individual human is less than important & precious, etc.
- Or nonpublic info that betrays possible weaknesses that could be used to harm persons or families (unfortunately that happens), unless the harm of
- secrecy is greater (cf. "security by obscurity" articles on internet and use sound judgement).
- It is probably worth taking steps to avoid identity theft, for oneself and one's dependents.
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