Make me paranoid
June 20, 2010 4:03 PM Subscribe
Why should I be concerned about privacy?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I have a general feeling that I don't want everybody knowing everything about me, but I've never set down to codify why. I'm not sure what it is that somebody would do with information about me. I'm not rich, and I don't have any arch-enemies or stalkers that I would ever know about. Nobody should generally be concerned about my existence, yet I'm still filled with general unease about what I post to websites.
Is there something I should be worried about? Are there good examples of people's whose privacy has been abused outside of identity theft? Is there a reason I should be worried about what my ISP can track?
Any examples of the downfalls of feeding my data into "the beast" would be very helpful in controlling my paranoia.