Level 6
Malware Tester
Reality in many countries around the world is privacy
is not respected, and the company and government agencies
disregard applicable laws!

resentation for all types of private data collection:

"Product Warnings / EULA / Contract / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy
Warning if she does that
We collect your private information.

Warning if she does that
Smartphone & Mobile Phone and Apps -Bank Card - Shopping Card Credit Card - Raffle - competition - Health Insurance CHIP CARD
We collect your private information.

Do you suffer from a disease?
which medications are prescribed?
Through the medication, we see her illness.

Everything is stored in large databases,
who gets paid enough gets their private data.

We collect your private information."
In a Democratic state
has the law - the government - the law authorities to ensure that the laws protect privacy to be respected.
If these disrespect belong to the perpetrators in court.


Level 6
I think privacy has apparently been declared "bad for business and the economy" by most governments and business enterprises... :unsure:

It's an uphill battle for the individual these days.


Level 53
Hi there, have you seen this link, if yes - then sorry to post it:
Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.
privacytools.io/#about_config: Privacy Tools | Encryption against global mass surveillance

Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk

Global Mass Surveillance - The Fourteen Eyes
The UKUSA Agreement is an agreement between the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to cooperatively collect, analyze, and share intelligence. Members of this group, known as the Five Eyes, focus on gathering and analyzing intelligence from different parts of the world. While Five Eyes countries have agreed to not spy on each other as adversaries, leaks by Snowden have revealed that some Five Eyes members monitor each other’s citizens and share intelligence to avoid breaking domestic laws that prohibit them from spying on their own citizens. The Five Eyes alliance also cooperates with groups of third party countries to share intelligence (forming the Nine Eyes and Fourteen Eyes), however Five Eyes and third party countries can and do spy on each other.
... ...
read MORE at the website...scroll down


and you see that I've on my all browsers these add-ons Privacy Defense and Privacy Protector Plus, and uBlock O., so I'm for privacy defense now?..


sorry, I've found on MT this link now:
first it's posted by Spawn here: Privacy Advise & Guides by VPN Experts
- then by Sunshine-boy here: Add-on - "Chrome Adware Removal" extension block ransomware
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New Member
For those who say that they do not need any privacy as they have "nothing to hide" are greatly mistaken as the misuse of data can happen with any body.....being a victim of data theft myself.. I don't mind using Best VPN services to protect my sessions and my data....


Level 28
Content Creator
I have nothing to hide (luckily), unfortunately I have to. My FB is public, well that is the point of social network, to share info about yourself to get to know people. Also all my comments and opinions are public, linked to my name, whatever I say online I would say face to face to anyone. But, yes, here is but coming, but people are generally biased. Whatever you say or do (even when it is completely legal in your country), you are automatically being labeled. Like people hide, when they hire a prostitute, because it is generally not accepted and it might affect their work, friends, etc. :emoji_expressionless:

P.S. Privacy does not apply to personal info, which is meant to be hidden, like a credit card number or a social security, etc, to avoid an identity theft.


Level 14
People don't understand pretty much anything. They won't tell you their personal info on the street because "don't tell anything to strangers", but then they go and spill all of their private info and their whereabouts on Facebook to 3000 "friends". I just find that ultra hilarious.

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I see many privacy fanboys like this Greenwald guy, attacking people saying "I have nothing to hide", those fools lack of brain and assume we have nothing to hide to everybody LOL.

No, no, fools, i have nothing to hide to law enforcements, not to common people!

"Nothing to hide" doesn't mean "exposing my life"
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Level 43
People don't understand pretty much anything. They won't tell you their personal info on the street because "don't tell anything to strangers", but then they go and spill all of their private info and their whereabouts on Facebook to 3000 "friends". I just find that ultra hilarious.
This is what is funny. People all concerned with privacy yet updating their timeline each time they go somewhere for a burger.

Put a Pi-Hole on your network and you'll discover 60-80% of the traffic coming/going on your network is telemetry/logging/spying. So to be honest, it's a finger trying to stop a leak on the Hoover Dam these days.

A career change has facilitated the need for me to largely redact myself from everything. It feels kind of good to have a zero-result on Google searches, and to have a redaction team pop all of your public data pushes from things like voter records, property tax assessments and so forth. I like it as it reminds me of the old days before all of this was lost. Even my Linkedin account was vaporized.


New Member
I would argue that most, if not all people who are using this specific argument do not even have a shallow understanding on how the data technologies works.

computer man

Level 2
I think that the reality is, that just becuse you aren't doing anything that you really think you need to hide, doesn't mean that it's everybody else's business to know. I recently ran across a site, Personal VPN that I think puts it rather eloquently. Just read the section "Is all this security really necessary ".


Level 27
Read "Privacy? I don't have anything to hide." at the first page of https://www.privacytools.io/
This has been quoted many times in this thread, and commented on.
My issue with the argument is a) equating free speech to privacy isn’t as cut and dry as stated, and b) saying you should allow someone to publish your life for everyone is different than saying you have nothing illegal to hide from law enforcement.
Though I value privacy I feel his approach to the arguments weak.

Edit: not to mention that going out of your way like a privacy wonk can make you stick out like a sore thumb to those surveilling. Hiding in the crowd also has its benefits.