There Is No Spoon

June 2, 2012

The question is simple — do I trust the entity behind a particular website? The answer is less so, unfortunately. Misguided efforts at [micro]managing cookies, User Agent IDs and IP proxies betray the simple fact that I cannot hide from being myself. This was a slightly painful realization, once I had a glimpse behind the curtains and saw that the Wizard is not only great and powerful, He is everywhere, and rightly so. In a world of constant vigilance, even the ones casting no shadows are as visible as the endless tweeting of teeth brushers.

Common myths:

  1. Legislation will solve help the situation
  2. Only the end points [user/web] has access to this information
  3. Technology will remedy human behavior
  4. There is a grand unifying umbrella for everything, for anything.

People identify with specific “trust gaps”. By focusing attention on remedying just one/a few, the bigger picture is that the machinations of the web have always demanded the disclosure of information, in the name of sharing. The explosive growth has demonstrated the power in sharing, and I do not expect it to reverse.

It is still a good practice to be mindful, and to mitigate risks. However, resistance is futile, and welcome to my thoughts.

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Eddie is a technology enthusiast and a blogger, now, who loves all things Internet and mobile, as if those were two separate things. As part of feyn.com, he's looking to battle the forces of evil, fight crimes and purchase security upgrades to the Metaverse.