Here's what I think about privacy: I'm an air force brat, so I've never had any. There was a dossier on me the day I was born. When I lived abroad, my mail was opened, my phone calls were wiretapped and my community was rife with spies. On the social web, whatever I share can reach far and wide. Just because I've always lived my so-called private life in a pretty public way doesn't mean that I don't bother to set my privacy preferences on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Reader or Delicious. And neither should you. Don't just bitch about the lack of privacy. Actively set your preferences. And draw the line where it's appropriate. Don't do your banking in an airport via an app on wi-fi. Pay attention to your online bank statements, bills and credit rating. And don't post "look at me, I'm shitfaced" photos you wouldn't want your future boss to see. Doh!
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