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I have to admit: I am tired of fighting.
I am tired of fighting for privacy.
All the things i have to take care of to prevent people from controlling and breaking the web (not only looking at Google).
I am tired of people spamming javascript-bloated bullshit into the web just to track me.
I am tired of trying to educate people about their basic right to privacy.
I am tired of hearing: "But i have nothing to hide..."
How do people keep fighting while staying sane?

@mzumquadrat Its hard, and it takes its toll. But I believe we should continue until we die.
Never let others take our freedom or privacy without a fight.
Always make it hard for them. Never roll over.

@mzumquadrat you know . I stopped worring about people who tell "I have nothing to hide" . Its their wish we cannot force them to be more private

But I only nudge them towards the idea of privacy . I ve seen lot of people who actually do their own research and end up being little more private and privacy conscious

@lxzio @mzumquadrat

Life in general is about fighting!
Unfortunately that's also true for this topic.

@mzumquadrat I deal with it like with any complicated topic, just plain humor. I also rarely actually try to educate people by now instead I just show them youtube videos or tell them to watch "The great hack" which usually works better then my words anyway. Some topics like Apples lies make me a bit aggressive and in those cases I try to just use that energy but in the end you should do it in a way you feel good with. Never go byond your comfort zone it will just wear you out!

@mzumquadrat
I fully agree! But it is my passion as a Data Protection Officer...so let's take a deep breath and continue.

You're doing a great job for many people, at least for our kids!

@mzumquadrat
They don't.
By the way, I found a pond that I think believes is a Gin Tonic…

@mzumquadrat It’s normal to get frustrated because you’re at a big disadvantage. Online #privacy has always been a second thought, if a thought at all, and the vast majority of online users don’t realize what they’re giving up. Don’t get discouraged by the “I don’t have anything to hide” crew. They have made their opinions based on the wrong angle. Hopefully, they’ll come around when online privacy becomes a mainstream priority. Until then, let’s keep the education going! :)

@mzumquadrat When someone tells me they have nothing to hide I request their email and Facebook passwords. (Not my idea, but I like it) Nobody has yet provided either.

@mzumquadrat Remember that life is not black or white. It is grey, very grey. You can even use google services and fight for privacy at the same time! Just don't go to hard on yourself or other people. It will just make them think that your goals are not in reach for "normal" people. And on top of that: It's OK to be mad at people sometimes, just remember that they try to live their lives with their own goals just like you do.

@mzumquadrat try shift a bit to building trust from focueing on privacey.

@mzumquadrat I admit it can be quite tiring, but I still continue to do it ... using examples of identity theft or children involved in some bad situations. Some are receptive when they have a child.

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