In response to this article–
Yeah, really complex feelings on this for me.
On the one hand, “I have nothing to hide”. And in general I’m enough of an attention seeker that I have a diminished need for privacy. But a counter to that is, I’m not gay, but I still support gay rights, etc.
But a counter to that is, some of the people who have something to hide, what they have to hide is very dangerous to other people.
And then there’s the sense of, if there’s great government power, what happens when the government shifts? Certainly the last year has taught us that our governments can take a turn for the scarier.
And then, in general, any backdoors left in for the authorities create possible bridges for people with even less regard for individuals.
(And of course, then I get to the melancholy existential truth of noticing that my opinion doesn’t matter that much anyway.) Kirk
It matters Kirk, it matters.