The law

Date: 2018-01-18 09:30 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think laws need to keep up.

In the end, what kind of place do we wish to live? Do we really wish snooping on people to be the default from now on and the next thousands of years? I think more systems engineering and resulting lost opportunities in the data that can't be collected is a the right long term sacrifice. But I don't see it happening without the law stepping in - these issues are so subtle that you can't leave it to consumers.

I think the EU is working on it, slowly.

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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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