It would be more useful to talk about the science, technology, economics on the issue. The politicking is killing the country.
It's been deemed acceptable to gather data on the entire population - though still illegal.
Proportionally, it's acceptable to gather data on everyone in any position of power. Though still illegal.
It's the only way to even the game.
Like it or not, privacy is unenforceable. We can fiddle with our settings so they leak less data, but there is still lots of data given out, and leaking, just by having a cellphone, credit card, car, job, name and ID.
The battle now, is to end the privacy/secrecy for THEM. In other words, get gov't transparency, corporate transparency.
They won't give it up easy, their one-way information flow.
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I have yet to work somewhere where the password management wasn't simply a nightmare.
Isn't there some utility that could be added to all systems and unify password management?
How on earth did that happen?
Wikileaks showed us the way. The only thing left to talk about is public access to data, especially data on people in privileged positions.
Nothing can really be done to control black and gray market data. And, little or no actual control can be exerted on the "legal" companies and practices as well. Even if you manage to hide your own data through various means, it complicates and restricts life, and does nothing about the data of the rest of the population, which affects and includes your data.
The only real secrets are those of people who can afford the expenses of keeping secrets - corporations, governments, and their associated criminals.
No, the path is now to acquire public access to data on these people.
Seems to help programmers a lot. They can publish on their own site a single set of files and specifications for all platforms to manage installation and package creation. Packaging teams can use it to make their life easier.
Cross platform is also a major benefit to system administrators.
Maybe more recognition for people contributing to open source. Scanning the web for all open source projects, names, comments, and coming up with some sort of ranking of the top contributors, based on various criteria. Something like a "open source coders rank" algorithm.
In China it is very heavy handed and abusive. In others, very subtle and well disguised. But. Every country has numerous entities monitoring what everyone does online. And there's usually nobody monitoring the monitors.
Go to a financial power center, find the center of crime. Well dressed, groomed, prepared, by an army specialists in PR, marketing, design, security, privacy, and secrecy. But it is laying around there, somewhere. Most surely, the evidence and main coverup is in the security, legal, and accounting divisions. Enron was never alone.