What is the cost of privacy online?

It is an interesting question. And, to be clear, I don’t mean the cost of not being private. The targeted advertisements, chilling effects, restrictions of freedom, loss of power, breakdown of trust and so on. I mean the actual monetary cost of choosing privacy respecting services with which to live our online lives. It turns […]

Trust

Trust is an integral part of our lives. When meeting somebody new, going to a website or dealing with a government agency there is a level of trust involved. It isn’t expected that a person has extra information about the relationship through cyber-stalking, that the website is using tracking technology to see what sites you […]

Maintaining Appropriate Social Boundaries

Privacy allows people to maintain appropriate social boundaries in a number of ways. These can be physical, mental, sexual, spiritual or emotional and it are an important factor regulating our relationships with others and ourselves. The massive collection of data has caused a change in the dynamic of those boundaries. Now what is done in […]