Digital Privacy

Privacy often comes at the cost of convenience. Corporations can use our information to provide us with incredible services—services like Google Maps, Instagram, and Zoom that provide unquestionable value to our lives. Nobody working at any of these companies wants to exploit you, it’s just that businesses need a business-model, and selling your data is currently the most profitable way to make money.

The situation is dire, but we can make a change. There are two things we must do as citizens to take back control of our privacy. The first is to demand better regulation—laws that restrict what data companies can collect and how they can use it. The emphasis on the word demand here is strong, as such legislation would go against the best interests of both corporations and the government.

The second is to pay for our services.

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