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Why Privacy Matters

Why does privacy matter?

To begin breaking down the subject of privacy, we created an explainer, recently published in IT Briefcase, to answer the following questions:

  • What is the difference between privacy and security?
  • Should you care about privacy if you have nothing to hide?
  • What does privacy mean in the digital age?

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  1. anon says:

    Thank you, for this it's much simpler to have some one read this than explaining till im blue in the face.

  2. Stuart W. says:

    Wow… Not only does the "Explainer" completely fail to work in Opera, it is replaced with an advertisement for Google Chrome. This is rather ironic considering the data accumulation & usage practices of Google and its Chrome browser!

  3. Linzi at SpiderOak says:

    @Stuart W. – I really appreciate you pointing this out. Unfortunately, it's not something we accounted for when creating the explainer. Newsbound has historically only seen about 0.4% of readers using Opera. However, I realize we likely have a much larger Opera community. I'm sorry this isn't supported at this time. I've also asked them to change the language on the rejection notice as I can fully appreciate the irony. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know of your experience.

  4. Chip says:

    That was actually a really good explanation.

    • Linzi at SpiderOak says:

      Thanks @Chip! We have another one coming soon: The Fine Print of Privacy Polices.

  5. Diablo says:

    Awesome! enjoyed reading, and definitely will be handy in those long “online privacy” debates i have once in a while..

  6. Rob Moon says:

    Wish I could watch this on Opera! I’m not bothering installing another browser just to watch this. I use spideroak for a reason