PETS are Dead; Long Live PETs!
a blog*on*nymity ID TRAIL MIX by a privacy advocate
In this Google Era of unlimited information
creation and availability, it is becoming an increasingly quixotic task
to advocate for limits on collecting, use, disclosure and retention of
personally-identifiable information ("PII"), or for meaningful direct
roles for individuals to play regarding the disposition of their PII
"out there" in the Netw0rked Cloud. Information has become the currency
of the Modern Era, and there is no going back to practical obscurity.
Regarding personal privacy, the basic choices seem to be engagement or
abstinence, so overwhelming are the imperatives of the Information Age,
so unstoppable the technologies that promise new services, conveniences
and efficiencies. Privacy, as we knew it, is dying.
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