I agree with you, that AC has it's use and I like that it is available here. Especially since we both know, without a doubt, that big brother (government) is recording you. And also, because, as you mentioned, business is often withholding privacy in order to make money from you without properly informing or compensating you.
But you must also agree that AC is the worst part of Slashdot. Several user consistently post some crap that is clearly designed to offend someone and elicit further responses. Responses like this one I am writing and the post you just made. What a waste of time and space. All of which makes reading Slashdot a pain.
As a minimum, there should be a way for readers to shut off AC posts entirely. So that only posts with names behind them are shown. If her knows that there is such a thing, please let me know.