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poVoq
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That apparently there are people who think there is a “world of privacy to enter” instead of it just being common sense stuff that I have been doing for ever anyways…

Seriously, this is not some red pill blue pill matrix shit, and pretending it to be just makes it sound like some secret society stuff that makes it suspect for normal people.

Just be normal and use common sense, which is IMHO being privacy aware and do the usual stuff to protect your privacy. Not exactly rocket science…

I sometimes wonder though if this isn’t also a generational gap thing… if you are younger then Google then maybe you see it differently? No idea…

soronixa
61M

haha, just checked, I’m younger than google. but I’d say there’s not much practical difference between generations. it was my dad who taught me how to search and introduced me to google and windows, I didn’t even know there were alternatives. while my generation has been conditioned to love sharing every detail of our lives on ig or facebook, I’d say most of us just assume what we search on google, what we watch on youtube, or generally the stuff we don’t share with people but trust our phones or applications to handle, will remain private. and I think most older people think the same thing. they might value privacy more, but since they are unaware of data collection, there isn’t much practical difference.

That apparently there are people who think there is a “world of privacy to enter” instead of it just being common sense stuff that I have been doing for ever anyways… Seriously, this is not some red pill blue pill matrix shit, and pretending it to be just makes it sound like some secret society stuff that makes it suspect for normal people.

don’t be so harsh xD

honestly there are so many people who don’t even have an idea of what online privacy is and so many people who “have nothing to hide” that privacy-aware people would look like conspiracy theorists to the average person. just the fact that someone refuses to use google would be alien to people. now add refusing to use apple phones, windows, whatsapp, facebook, instagram, google chrome etc and the average person thinks you’re a drug dealer or some kind of hermit. it shouldn’t be like this at all, but it won’t change as long as people who care about privacy are a minority. turns out your common sense is sensible, but not common at all.

@Slatlun
21M

I agree with you there. If there was a high bar for getting any privacy, I probably wouldn’t have any. Thanks to the many reliable experts willing to share out there lay people like myself can take the common sense measures you mention.

I am curious if you mean that older folks (who presumably had more privacy before all online data existed or was aggregated) or young people (who presumably are more adept at navigating the systems that they are native to) are more likely to favor privacy?

poVoq
41M

I would say older people are more privacy conscious or at least are less willing to trade their privacy for the latest cool app on their phone… but you also got a point that many of them are quite computer illiterate and thus don’t really understand where some of the privacy problems lie.

soronixa
51M

I wish I wasn’t so tech iliterate. I don’t mean that I didn’t know how to use a phone or install game on a computer, I mean having some understanding of how things work. it would have made the transition much easier, and less frustrating.

@DBGamer
21M

Absolutely even as a very “tech savvy” and can do very basic stuffs on linux servers and terminals I still find it very frustrating of the actual processes and everything beyond “following the steps” per se.

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