Privacy During the Trump Era …
Hello, Lizards and other concerned folk,
I am a longtime observer of LGF and seldom contributor. I suspect, with Vegas odds in my favor, come midnight or so, on January 20th of the forthcoming year, that will change. I have a bit to say. On many topics.
I would like to say, “Howdy” and start with the concept pf privacy, anonymity — as best as we can establish — in an era of increasing surveillance and tracking. Concepts, which have always been alarming, but now, for many, seem pre-disposed to a future wrought with resurgent tyranny and kleptocratic control.
Information is arguably the best and most valuable commodity in human history. It’s as valued now as it has always been and always will be. Information is the foundation for every endeavor. Even the lack thereof that metastasizes into cause enough for a “best guess” is still founded in available information.
What happens when information is not entirely denied, but is made a little bit less simple to gather?
I do not claim to have a definitive answer to that, but I can say from experience, it always adds a time-wasting, man-power consuming and very annoying level that saps morale. And, here is where I am going with this long-winded diatribe:
Let’s shove a monkey into the wrench — and make it a little less simple to track us and/or identify us via our lazy online habits. I have incorporated the following to minimize my digital footprint: