Tag: online privacy

  • State surveillance is not comparable to online privacy issues

    State surveillance is not comparable to online privacy issues

    Often, when opposing state surveillance such as that revealed by Ed Snowden, activists are questioned why they use online services that actively collect data about them. There is one core reason why this comparison is unhelpful and irrelevant. “You are the product” goes the saying, which is true. Companies like Google¬†and¬†Facebook collect streams of data…