The only thing that will persuade you (and most people) is headlines, and bad ones. It’s just the culture right now to give away your privacy for convenience. It will take a new generation (cuz you know, what they grow up with is given and boring) or something really bad happening to change it. If it’s something heinous, the toss up is whether it will be corps or govt to cross the line first.
I’m there with you in some ways. I still use a few services because the convenience currently outweighs the risks (as I understand them). But I don’t like the situation and I’d love to see better alternatives that let me keep control of my own information. I’m keeping my eye on a few such as SOLID.
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