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Thursday, August 26, 2021

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 28th August at noon SLT: Privacy, good idea or bad for ID?


Let’s discuss why governments and companies want to have all our data, all our histories, all our tweets.

Are you in more danger from your government or from Facebook or Twitter?  If you spend more time on social media and in virtual worlds than you do on the street then maybe social media are more dangerous.  In the Facebook world you are always known wherever you are, while in some countries you do not have to carry ID.  On the other hand, Facebook cannot kill you, not yet.

How do we take back our data once we have released it to the world?  What dangers do we face from making it all public?  Is there hope for our privacy?  Is privacy valuable?

"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.”  Do you agree?

Come and discuss the problem.  Don’t worry about bringing your ID.  We know who you are.  Bring your friends with all their data.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at 1pm SLT in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

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