Food for random thought(s)

               Somehow, I agree with John’s analysis even if it seems stupid at first glance. Profiling is important and sticking your fingers in your ears going “bah-bah-bah-bah” isn’t going to make the profiling go away. You can identify those looking to break the laws by their behavior or choice of words. I’ll make it easy for you, thinking that a particular scenario is wrong because you can’t believe it won’t actually break reality and make it wrong.

               As I’ve said before, over and over again, the truth about internet security is that we don’t have any. Stop following the herd. Don’t trust red herrings like debates arguing in favor of stronger encryption apps for your files and messages, cloud storage and the like, nothing is safe and stronger encryption is like using Photoshop to “improve” your photos for an online dating profile – it only works if you don’t actually meet the person you’re dating. Don’t take pictures of your dirty undies unless you’re willing to see them public domain. Don’t trust anybody but your own brain with anything you want private – and even that’s debatable. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Every single step your information takes from you to someplace else (cloud storage, email, the like) opens up a geometrical progression of possible attack vectors one could exploit. Every breath you take, any step you make, I’ll be watching you… Well, not me but you get the point – just like that song only without all the love, everything that leaves the confines of your mind actually helps only to make you vulnerable.

               Ever notice that the only voices pro-Uber are the customers? They want more cars, they want them now and to hell with the rest. Anyhow, what’s wrong with that company imposing low prices (which benefit only the consumer, not the driver)? What’s wrong with that company getting at least 20% of the amount of money the customer pays? Nooothing, right? Hell, anybody notice there’s no protection for the drivers from Uber? Who protects the drivers from Uber abuse? Oh. Nobody thought that competing by forced lowering of prices and removing any kind of employee protection is a bad thing for those workers that are actually vulnerable (and can’t complain because not working actually means not eating, not only for them but for their families)? Oh. That’s right. The customer is always right, even if he isn’t.

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