It’s a long journey that the great “we-all” have ahead, but watching Firehose API news trends shows that we may be moving in the right direction. It’s not giving anything away to say that privacy might benefit from the switches big data is making; we’re far from out of the woods and even farther from calculating middle ground or defending with certainty against scammers and big data thieves. But a silver lining does exist.
The news roll was hefty with privacy talk both for and against us. It’s a busy world right now and where privacy doesn’t exist the way it should, defenders are vigilant. And then there’s the privacy some wish they had, presidentially. Not something we’ll dwell on – there’s lots to pick up on and the time is right to know what’s happening all around our heads, behind our backs and what tools are adapting to be at our disposal.