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The best explination I've ever seen of why the argument against online privacy is stupid:

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Finkel - Funk 27 hours ago (edited)
Justifying privacy is like trying to justify any other human right. They are called rights, not because you need to justify them, but because we came to a consensus that they are integral parts of

a working society. The right to privacy is like the right to not being harmed, your right to free speech or right to freedom. All of these are nothing you need to justify in order to acquire them, you

innately have them, period. You may chose not to use them, but you can never use that as grounds to deny them to others
The answer ‘because I have a right to privacy’ is enough to satisfyingly answer the "I have nothing to hide" paradigm, no justification needed for making use of basic human rights.

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> Justifying privacy is like trying to justify any other human right. They are called rights, not because you need to justify them, but because we came to a consensus that they are integral parts of a working society. The right to privacy is like the right to not being harmed, your right to free speech or right to freedom. All of these are nothing you need to justify in order to acquire them, you innately have them, period. You may chose not to use them, but you can never use that as grounds to deny them to others.

> The answer "because I have a right to privacy" is enough to satisfyingly answer the "I have nothing to hide" paradigm, no justification needed for making use of basic human rights.

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