• ganymede
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      yeah its pretty shit, but its probably also a result of the very successful public campaigns to portray anyone vaguely concerned with personal privacy as a tinfoil lunatic.

      privacy advocates growing weary of being attacked and ridiculed, inevitably turning nasty themselves.

      not saying its justified, just trying to identify the roots so we can hopefully fix them.

      all of us may at some time be at risk of falling into these traps.

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    We need to consider individual threat models and offer personalized advice to avoid planting unnecessary seeds of doubt in an already fragile community that struggles to be a single collective.

    And the reason for that is there are no perfect solutions that apply to all threat models without compromises.

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    Congratulations for saying the thing I have been saying for 2 years at this point via r/privatelife. And I think I have succeeded to a good extent infusing into the privacy crowd the importance of threat modelling and compartmentalisation.

    I do not want to beat my own drum, but I want to be selfish about this one thing – when the privacy community started being defeatist and overly paranoid and misguided, I foresaw the wrong things going on that I had to tackle, and I knew someone had to do it.

    The elitism, the gatekeeping, the closed source grifters, the over paranoia… this stuff is like cancer tumour and needs to be eradicated from the roots of privacy community. And while there can be a few leaders, what we need is a pro privacy libre culture. And only a community with good moral conscience and correct ideals can do this together.

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    This dude writes stuff like this just to fracture the ‘community’ even further. Stuff like this and his graphene video just come off like whining and it does no good for anyone. There is no ‘privacy community’, its just a topic and people have differing opinions which this guy can’t seem to wrap his head around.

    Its quite the shit show and they should just stop.

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      He’s literally asking people to empathize more, to give more personalized recommendations and to have an open mind. How is that fracturing the community?

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        There is no community and there never has been. There’s only people that cling to the words of youtuber personalities like him and others who don’t buy into it and live their own lives on their own terms. It really becomes apparent when he goes out of his way to make posts like this one, he is only in it for the revenue this argument brings. Especially when they’re giving bad advice and spreading misinformation about other projects.

        Gathering people around a central topic and creating a ‘community’ base on it is what reddit did so well, and in the end, why it ended up being so terrible. It just serves to create yet another echo chamber. When you’re dealing with an esoteric topic like ‘privacy’ which has multiple different meanings to multiple people, grouping people around it is the equivalent of cyber suburbia. These topical communities are a farce and should not be something anyone defends.

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          You keep contradicting yourself, do you think there’s a community or not?

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            that’s why i put ‘community’ in quotes.

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    I don’t understand why people are saying what they are about Techlore. It is a great channel, run by an amazing group of people. The people commenting clearly don’t know anything about Techlore as if they did, they would know that everything they are saying makes no sense.

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      Because the article is asking them to aknowledge the issues with the way they act, the way we act, and they don’t want to do that so they get mad.

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    👎 👎

    wish i had more thumbs so i could give this bile a 3rd 👎

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    well it’s not like I don’t want to violate my own privacy hahah hahahah