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I think looking at ANY company as the savior of privacy is a waste of time. Companies have proven time and time again that they are unable to self-regulate this. Only way forward is to introduce legislation that makes it illegal to track users using privacy-invasive practices, otherwise we'll never get rid of it. A company can be privacy-preserving today, but then the leadership changes or acquisition happens, and now they change their practices, without informing users.

I simply see no technological solution to this problem, it'll always be a cat-and-mouse game, until governments catch up and makes it illegal.

I'm eager to hear if someone here does have any solution to this problem though.






>> I simply see no technological solution to this problem, it'll always be a cat-and-mouse game, until governments catch up and makes it illegal.

Then you we will have privacy-avoidance companies just like we have tax avoidance. Problem solved!


Exactly, and when they get caught, they get fines or prison. Sounds good to me, let's ship it.

Let me correct that for you: When they get caught thet get a small fine(somewhere close to 1% of their profit) or no fine at all.

Well, we're talking about a hypothetical law here, so we don't really know the amount... The low amounts for fines when it comes to big companies is a different problem that should also be fixed.

Often, the fines for breaking the law are factored in to the cost of choosing to do so in the first place.

This is justified, of course, because the gain for doing so vastly exceeds losses due to the fines.




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