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re: Which Do You Value More, Your Time or Your Privacy? VIEW POST

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Hmmm, I wanted to say #teammiddle and go on about how I know that even giving up a little privacy can mean any sort of privacy protection can be in vain, but I want to be convenient and conscientious...

But I have way too many Echos in my tiny city apartment to pretend I care more about my privacy than not. Being able to ask about the weather is so nice. I did get a firewall for all my smart stuff to hide behind so I am at least somewhat protected from outside entities, but I am totally willing to tell Amazon whatever it wants so it can do more things for me. I just need to get it to know what I mean when I say "Alexa, what types are good against Poison?" because except for Psychic, I can't remember. Fairy type ruined any memory of Pokemon type multipliers for me.

Meanwhile, Google knows all about me because of my Android phone and Gmail, and Microsoft knows all about me because I use their launcher and integrate it with all their services. Really, it's all those ingegrated APIs that will get me some day. My scale tells my weight to IFTTT, which tells it to MyFitnessPal, which tells it to LoseIt, but also goes ahead and tells it to my health plan so I can get deductible credits for regularly weighing myself. My phone has every account I've ever had, basically, to give me the most integrations I can think of.

So long as I'm getting a benefit from the company I'm giving it to, I'm cool with spending my privacy on my time. Once companies start giving it to third parties, then that's when I get pissed. #teamtime

 

So long as I'm getting a benefit from the company I'm giving it to, I'm cool with spending my privacy on my time. Once companies start giving it to third parties, then that's when I get pissed.

This pretty much sums up my entire point of view on the debate.

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