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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
7 simple steps to control your privacy: —Quit Facebook —Install an ad/tracker blocker —Destroy your smartphone —Paint your face before going outside —Write opt-out letters to each of the 4,000 data brokers —Avoid other humans (FB gets your data from them) —Move to a remote forest
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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
Replying to @random_walker
This list was brought to you by the Council for Privacy as Individual Responsibility.
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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
Replying to @random_walker
There’s actually a neat art project on camouflaging your face to fool face recognition systems deployed in public spaces:
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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
Replying to @random_walker
There really are thousands of data brokers in the US alone. We know of a handful, and the rest are secret. Maybe a data broker should sell a list of all the data brokers.
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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
Replying to @random_walker
The Onion was way ahead of this issue, as usual. From 2009:
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Arvind Narayanan
See below for more on why privacy-as-individual-responsibility isn’t adequate. Experts have been saying this for years, but it’s become clear from recent events like the Strava heatmap and Facebook/Cambridge Analytica. Let’s retire this way of thinking!
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Arvind Narayanan Apr 16
Replying to @random_walker
Agreed! That wasn't the intent at all, but rather that privacy is a shared societal value and will require collective action.
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