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Re: Heartbleed

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Joe grabbed a keyboard and wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:33:43 +1000
> Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.debian.user@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps the solution is not greater bureaucracy to safeguard data
>> ignorance,
> I certainly wasn't suggesting bureaucracy, my country has more than
> enough already, and we all know that laws are framed to allow
> governments to do exactly what they forbid other people to do.
>> but greater personal responsibility and a reassessment of
>> what privacy "rights" are unreasonable expectations?
> I was suggesting that perhaps many people are leaking more information
> about themselves than they think, a lot of it with long expiry dates.
> I don't really care about people knowing that I was a Scout in my
> childhood, or what I bought in one of my local supermarkets last week,
> but I'd rather not publish the list of organisations I belonged to last
> week. (No, there aren't any embarrassing ones, but that's not the
> point).
> Collectively that leaked data could cause unexpected harm to them,
> either financially or otherwise. Yes, 'responsibility'. Every now and
> then, I Google my full name in various combinations, and no personal
> reference to me ever appears in at least the first ten pages. I like it
> that way.
> We may have wandered off the point.

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