Reasonable Doubts for the FTC's Privacy Conference

Initial reports of the FTC's privacy and technology conference, which began today, suggest that the speakers are leaning heavily toward the apocalyptic.

The real privacy paradox isn't between user "attitudes" in poorly-designed surveys and user behavior that contradicts them, but between the coalition of security companies, legal scholars and journalists who see a paradox and the rest of the world, who see something much more subtle and ambiguous.

Unfortunately, in the din created by the millenialists, the real issues go largely undiscussed.

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Generally speaking, they know very, very little about what goes on online, under the screen, under the hood. The kinds of things they don't know would surprise many people around here

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