if you aren't worried about privacy because you have "nothing to hide", given that state violation of privacy usually happens to minority and high at-risk groups, you should be aware that having "nothing to hide" is a heck of a lot of privilege
If you're worried about privacy because you have "something to hide", given that state violation of privacy usually happens to groups that have the power or significance to pose a threat to the incumbents, you should be aware that having "something to hide" is a heck of a lot of privilege.
@jankoekepan I think you mean "potential power" rather than "privilege" in your phrasing... those are two different things.
We have the power to grab and redistribute power from current incumbents of the system. That doesn't mean that the potential to do so is privilege... it means it's something we have to work hard to put together to do.
@cwebber Sure it's privilege. You're big and bad and scary enough for the powers that be to worry. What about all the insignificant people, the ones that can't scare a chicken off its perch?
@cwebber yes yes yes yes yesaldfajldfjadf
I have stopped taking any Takes from white guys on privacy or security or """free speech""" seriously because they face the least risks.
I am more interested in perspectives from the people who overwhelmingly get the worst harassment and invasions of privacy.
@nev @cwebber Yeah, that's why I refer to some crypto-techbro software like Signal as “maleware”:
it uses perfectly fine cryptography to hide the contents of your communications, but you can only have one identity, and it's your phone number, so you can't use it with anyone you wouldn't trust with your number :(
Also, anyone who has your number is automatically informed you use Signal.
(I could also complain about it not doing anything about metadata, but that entirely misses the point)
@nev, you wouldn't steal a meme.
You wouldn't steal a handbag.
You wouldn't steal a car.
You wouldn't steal a baby.
You wouldn't shoot a policeman, and then steal his helmet.
You wouldn't go to the toilet in his helmet, and then send it to the policeman's grieving widow.
And then steal it again!
(Yes, sure, I don't believe in ownership of ideas anyhow.)
@cwebber "Saying you don't need privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't need free speech because you have nothing to say"
- Snowden filtered through my memory
@cwebber Also you may have nothing to hide as such, but you still don't want strangers to follow you to the bathroom or riffle through your purse.