Google Glass was an interesting case because it showed us people do care about privacy, but only when they feel it's violated.

They will give endless data on themselves and others including photos, video and location but they will outrage the moment they feel privacy is actually at risk - because someone has a camera on their face instead of their hands.

Facebook is actually very clever to obtain all this data without triggering this sensation for the average person.

People know.. but they do not *feel*.

@polychrome @fuuko I used to think the same way, but after reflecting a while I've changed my mind. I think the vast majority of people say they want online privacy, but they don't actually do.

And it is not until something which requires them to do instead of just "say" happens, they are happy to just signal to others that privacy is important. Even then, a subgroup won't act and just continue to signal.


@polychrome @fuuko And worse, companies have realized this. How many personal data leaks from banks and financial institutions have we had recently world wide? Yet, people just sit and continue to preach how privacy is important to them, but do nothing. The social norm requires them to value privacy, so they have to signal it this way, but deep down it's an empty claim.

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