We've heard a growing number of people would like #comments on their blog — so we're planning to build a simple, optional commenting system that respects #privacy and lets you take your data where you want.
Let us know what you'd like to see in it!
Privacy, CLOUD Act
The current US government seems to be doing everything in its power to undermine digital #privacy.
When we talk about #privacy and warn about the dangers of #surveillance technologies (even when designed for other purposes, like fighting counterfeit money), it's because those technologies can always have unintended consequences like this.
"The problem is that all new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where documents, any document, is printed."
We need more consumer products that come with real #privacy built-in, even if it means less ways for the service to make money. Really, just because we *can* profit from something doesn't mean we should, especially if the end users pay a heavy price for it (that should go without saying).
When we're doing this right, we'll know because "we think about your privacy" won't be a selling point anymore.
"These days, only the powerful can demand privacy." - from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/magazine/how-privacy-became-a-commodity-for-the-rich-and-powerful.html
This article summarizes the reasons for the #privacy decisions I make on Write.as. The predominant business model today is built around surveillance, and it's led to privacy now costing something, where before it was a given -- and free.