[ExI] openness on the internet, was RE: Destructive uploading.

spike spike66 at att.net
Tue Sep 6 15:32:06 UTC 2011

>... On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl

>>On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 08:48:34PM -0700, spike wrote:

>> I am not objecting, nor saying it is a bad thing, rather the opposite.

>...It is an extremely foolish thing, as naive people don't realize how
their openness can hurt them and their cause.

>...Even if you're not a part of a social network but use a smartphone
(especially Google's and Apple's) or are even an ordinary Internet user
you're being profiled and sold as a product. Are you sure you're comfortable
with that?  

I am OK with being sold as a product, but not with becoming Syria.  I see
mostly benefit in openness on the part of the masses. 

>...Consider what openness buys you in Syria. You might find out the hard
way that Syria is everywhere. Eugen

Openness motivates the open hordes to not let Syria be everywhere.  It
motivates people to force governments to promote freedom as opposed to
promulgating oppression as Syria does, along with plenty of other examples
of oppressive government.


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