You are violating Betteridge's law of headlines. Please stop doing that.
You're not expecting privacy on a public street.
Yes I am. I am expecting that there are no vast armies of spies on every corner or every street. I am expecting that I can go up in the masses, and that I am alone in empty streets.
Yes, I expect that sometimes people can see me. That is something hugely different from monitoring me. I expect that my neighbour can see me leave in the morning. I expect that my boss can see me coming in the morning. It is a huge violation of privacy if my neighbour checks with my boss, or if my boss checks with my neighbour. "Everyone present can see" is totally different from "surveillance 24/7".
I think the purpose of the stock market is much more mundane: to make money. In whatever way. That is why you can "invest" in non-existing "products", like derivatives, futures on crops that will never be planted, even ad-words, and so on. Off course, this must be regulated. The point is that it isn't. Oh, there are a few rules to pretend, but that is basically it. There is a commission to pretend to guard the rules as well, but has shown to only pretend as well (they "investigated" the flash crash only on minute basis, while microsecond precision would be necessary, and concluded that nothing was wrong. That is even more fraud than trading with prior knowledge).
Trading with large sums of money in non-existing goods is not only risky, it is downright harmful. Money has the value of the things you can buy with it. As long as people fool themselves into believing that futures on never-to-be-planted crops are worth something, it may unexpectedly look harmless. The moment people find out, the system collapses. Along with loads of money that should have been used for real transactions between real people in the first place.
Tell me, how often have you encountered a webpage that only lets you sign up if you have FB in the first place?
None, but if a site requires a facepalm account, I don't want to log in.
When "law enforcement officials" break the law it makes it hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
On the contrary, choosing from only one category can only make it easier.
The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project