If that were the case, I'd be one happy camper. Nobody is concerned about their privacy online. Yet. The numbers of Facebook users et.al. paint a clear picture.[…] At this day and age, everyone is so concerned about privacy that takes a step further for the definition of paranoid. […]
I do hope you don't lock your doors, shut your blinds or send off confidential mail on anything other than a postcard. Anything else would be just as "paranoid" really.
Since I do all these things, I apply the same due diligence to my online activities. I do not understand how these should be awarded a more light-hearted approach just because they're more abstract and less tangible. Potential leaks will influence my life just the same.