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reply to gorrillamcd
Re: "Who don't you trust with your personal data?"
said by gorrillamcd:Actually, the article that this thread references seems to be discussing non essential sharing, such as with Facebook, MSN, Google, Yahoo!, et al.
You're all saying that you don't trust anyone with your data, but the fact is that you have to at least a little bit. If you do online banking for instance, you have to trust that your bank will not do anything malicious. In order to interact on the internet beyond commenting on threads like this, you have to trust companies/people at least a tiny bit. Doesn't mean you don't take precautions, but if you really didn't trust anyone with your data, you wouldn't be on the internet.
If you have a bank account, of course the bank will have some of your personal information (and it may be accessible to hackers from the Internet whether you actually use on-line banking or not). The same applies to having credit cards, telephone service, electric service, or internet service; and it even applies to health care information if you have ever seen a doctor or have health insurance (nobody in the healthcare industry actually pays any attention to HIPAA). The only way to truly implement a "Trust No One" policy is to live in a cave and feed yourself by hunting and fishing.
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.