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July 25, 2019, 07:56:23 AM
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Privacy is a basic human right. Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, and state-sponsored hacks is a difficult task. As the digital privacy fight heats up, crypto protocols are emerging as a new battleground where the right to anonymity is winning

From Data Drought to Tsunami in 40 Years
In 1973, the internet looked like this:




Yes, all of it. Today, your home router connects more devices than the entirety of Arpanet did in the early 70s. Long gone are the days when the connections that comprise the world wide web could be sketched on the back of a napkin. As the internet has proliferated and the number of connected devices has grown into the millions, and then billions, so has the amount of data produced. 90% of all the world’s data was generated in the last two years, with 33 zettabytes created in 2018 alone (one zettabyte equals one trillion gigabytes). By 2025, we’ll be creating 175 zettabytes annually, and will have another 15 billion devices online, largely thanks to IoT.

In a personal matter, I think that the thing about privacy is that no one is going to hand it to you as a "basic human right". It is a choice if one wants to make it (at least to an extent). It is up to the individual himself to claim his privacy, not expect companies and governments to serve it on a silver plate. However, not everyone no or have to right tools against this giant, so it kinda a lost fight.


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