Simplified Privacy

People often confuse privacy and security

Corporations protecting themselves from random citizens is security.
Citizens protecting themselves from large corporations or corrupt governments is privacy.

Privacy is everything associated with security PLUS a distrust in a third party to do that security.
Therefore, privacy is much more difficult than security. Because pure security can be just hiring a company to do the work for you.

Pure security can be closed source, and therefore has a better business model and corporate resources. Security usually gets the funding, since it’s required for corporations to function. While as privacy not only has an inherit distrust of third parties to do the work for them, but also the individual citizen has less resources than the large powers it seeks to protect against.

Because security blindly trusts third parties, this tends to centralize it to economies of scale.
On the other hand, privacy flourishes when it’s decentralized, to hide information from a single power that can be corrupted.

I hate to break the news to you, but the vast majority of the services (VPNs, emails, cryptos, cloud services, password syncs, commerce front-ends, decentralized or private social networks, ect.) are scams. They aren’t scams because of a technical flaw in encryption. But because they are labeling it freedom or privacy, when it’s really just security.

Ultimately, it’s truly much harder to sell privacy, because it requires motivating the individual to self-empower or learn something. Now I don’t know what you’re dealing with. I don’t know what adversity you want to overcome. But if you need help, I’m here for you. Even if you don’t know a lot of technical stuff. Even if you don’t have a big budget. If you’re ready to take your freedom to the next level, reach out.

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