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Discussion on: Why Does Privacy Matter?

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Privacy matters to me not only because as Giacomo mentioned anything you put out there can potentially be used against you, but because these days it's almost a contractual promise that it will be, especially in the context of the worst offenders like Facebook.

I'm biased of course but I don't think regulations alone can solve this issue. Even with more restrictions on how data is used companies typically find ways around it and pay few if any penalties for doing so. The solutions need to be from the ground up and independent from existing organizations to be successful. Even though there's reasonably strong evidence that WhatsApp is E2EE, people use Signal for a reason.