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Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share common themes. When something is private to a person, it usually means that something is inherently special or sensitive to them. The domain of privacy partially overlaps security (confidentiality), which can include the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection of information. Privacy may also take the form of bodily integrity.
The right not to be subjected to unsanctioned invasion of privacy by the government, corporations or individuals is part of many countries' privacy laws, and in some cases, constitutions. Almost all countries have laws which in some way limit privacy. An example of this would be law concerning taxation, which normally require the sharing of information about personal income or earnings. In some countries individual privacy may conflict with freedom of speech laws and some laws may require public disclosure of information which would be considered private in other countries and cultures.
Privacy may be voluntarily sacrificed, normally in exchange for perceived benefits and very often with specific dangers and losses, although this is a very strategic view of human relationships. Research shows that people are more willing to voluntarily sacrifice privacy if the data gatherer is seen to be transparent as to what information is gathered and how it is used. In the business world, a person may volunteer personal details (often for advertising purposes) in order to gamble on winning a prize. A person may also disclose personal information as part of being an executive for a publicly traded company in the USA pursuant to federal securities law. Personal information which is voluntarily shared but subsequently stolen or misused can lead to identity theft.
The concept of universal individual privacy is a modern construct primarily associated with Western culture, British and North American in particular, and remained virtually unknown in some cultures until recent times. According to some researchers, this concept sets Anglo-American culture apart even from Western European cultures such as French or Italian. Most cultures, however, recognize the ability of individuals to withhold certain parts of their personal information from wider society — closing the door to one's home, for example.
The distinction or overlap between secrecy and privacy is ontologically subtle, which is why the word "privacy" is an example of an untranslatable lexeme, and many languages do not have a specific word for "privacy". Such languages either use a complex description to translate the term (such as Russian combining the meaning of уединение—solitude, секретность—secrecy, and частная жизнь—private life) or borrow from English "privacy" (as Indonesian Privasi or Italian la privacy). The distinction hinges on the discreteness of interests of parties (persons or groups), which can have emic variation depending on cultural mores of individualism, collectivism, and the negotiation between individual and group rights. The difference is sometimes expressed humorously as "when I withhold information, it is privacy; when you withhold information, it is secrecy."
On December 15, 1890, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis published the article of the law called "The right to privacy", considered one of the most influential papers in the history of American law.
Signal says it can provide only a couple of timestamps in response to a grand jury subpoena for user data that it recently received from the District Court for the Central District of California.
The official document requests a large amount of user information from the end-to-end encrypted...
I am not defending the Priest. I am simply calling out that you are probably leaving more breadcrumbs (digital trail) than realized...
"after reviewing the latest release dates for all of Google’s iOS apps, one reason for this lack of updates seems more likely than others: It could be related to Apple’s new App Store privacy labels."...
I came across these via a WSJ Tech Weekly article this morning.
Eyebloc Nanobloc Universal Webcam Covers - Privacy Protection Accessory, No Residue Application, Safe Screen Closure - Dots and Bars, 7 Pieces
Zuck’s sorry . . . that he hasn’t got even more of your data
Konstantin Kakaes, an editor at MIT Technology Review in Massachusetts, dismissed Zuckerberg’s essay as “a power grab disguised as an act of contrition”. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator, consumer rights champion and...
Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” as Company Got Closer to Police
For those in the 'burbs and cities, this is perhaps more of a concern.
Should your security cameras pick up people on the sidewalk/street ?
Time your car as it goes by each day?
Watch the video.
Changes you might consider making:
iOS instead of Android (or no smart phone)
No Google Apps on your iOS devices
Use the free Firefox web browser on your iOS devices
Configure Firefox to use DuckDuckGo for search, instead of Google Search
ProtonMail for your personal email.
Secure email: ProtonMail is free encrypted email.
I'm not affiliated with ProtonMail. I moved away from all things Google, have been using ProtonMail for my personal email since March, 2018, and am happy with the service.
Folks keep telling me my privacy setting wont allow messages from them?
I have tried to change it but dont thing it did much.
also hearing people cant use my profile to locate other items I have posted?
let me know how to correct my settings so people can check out all my listings and posts...
Just in case you are not aware. S e a r c h E n g i n e s (US/UK,ETC..) and guests are monitoring pages as well as profiles. Look through who is online below.
Current Visitors | Northwest Firearms - Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Gun Owners
First, read this:
Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says
Then, understand that you can control the Content Settings in Chrome:
Use your camera & microphone - Google Chrome Help
Chrome -> Properties/Settings
Scroll down and click on Show...