An Engineer Explains Why You're An Idiot To Want Privacy
ZDNet, July 29th, 2019

Volume 257, Issue 1 Article 83810
August 11, 2019

"Too often, though, their reactions don't quite confirm their claims," writes Chris Matyszczyk in ZDNet. "And I'm not confining myself to politicians or even tech leaders named Zuckerberg.

One area in which claim and reality aren't in perfect harmony is privacy. Everyone claims to want it. Few do anything to achieve it.

Last week, I offered the story of my engineer friend George who was accosted in a New York park by Google operatives testing some sort of advanced Face ID for -- presumably -- the next Pixel phones.

They offered him $5 for detailed imaging of his face..."