Security and Privacy are Not Mutually Exclusive

A great point from user 49907487 about the trade-off between security and privacy. You do not have to give up security to have privacy. You do not have to give up your privacy to have security. Giving up privacy does not mean you are more secure. Increasing your security to a reasonable level does not mean you have to give up privacy in the process. You can have excellent privacy and outstanding security in the same environment and circumstances.

Surrendering our rights, our privacy, and our liberty is just a design from some weird place who knows where. Maybe a pure transparent reality looks good on paper. I once thought so when I was much younger. I did not think about the ramifications of such things. In day-to-day living, future generations may find such life hellish when ultra transparency goes the wrong way.

The truth is, an exceedingly transparent design can be a brute force way to drive self-censorship that creates compliance. A thing that seems a tool of integrity is actually a tool of repression. True virtue must be chosen. Free will. Goodness must be genuine and not a contrived way to avoid punishment or gather acclaim. It is a harder road to trust more people to do what is right. In the end, those that choose the right, the light, and goodwill willingly will work to sustain it. We all fail in that, but that is part of life and pushing too hard for it not to be just does not work and is an untrustworthy path.

Anyway, commonsense will return one day.


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