I wish you were running for POTUS, kheldan.
My initial reaction to this was to think it's sarcasm, but based on your apparent Slashdot cred (four-digit user ID) and your previous comments (relatively few and far between, and quality, not the usual Internet snark) I deduce you intended this as a compliment. Thank you for that.
there's a case to be made that America has
I, and as previously stated, many many others, heartily disagree with that. See previous comments from others regarding the difference between 'secrecy' and 'privacy'. There is nothing excessive or pathological about not wanting the government or faceless corporations digging into the details of my personal life just because I want to share it with a group of people in my social circle on the Internet. Likewise my personal emails and telephone calls between myself and personal friends should be nobody's business and not revealed as a matter of course to people and organizations they're not explicitly intended for. I'm not discussing committing acts of treason or the commission of crimes, or anything else illegal, immoral, or even fattening for that matter, and again that's not the business of anyone not explicitly intended to see such material. The fact that there seems to be an entire generation that doesn't understand that, and that furthermore doesn't seem to understand the difference between 'keeping secrets' and 'preserving privacy', is what's disturbing.
3)- "I have nothing to hide / you're old if you care"
I, and I'll easily assume that many, many others, are getting pretty damned sick and tired of hearing that line from idiots who have been so thoroughly indoctrinated, that they probably don't even consciously know that they're parroting it. It is a fact that, after a certain point in the development of a human being, desiring privacy is a normal, natural, healthy thing for a person to want. Not wanting or caring about your private life being private is an abberation, a sign that something is wrong. This whole faux culture of 'sharing everything with everyone' is some sort of a sickness and it needs to stop.
By the way, cfalcon, just to be sure you understand me: I'm agreeing with you on all counts, not attacking you.
Please identify WHICH add-on.
Just checked it, it's still doing it's job, keeping the whitelisted cookies, deleting everything else.
The 11 is for people with the pride of a 10 and the pocketbook of an 8. -- R.B. Greenberg [referring to PDPs?]