Privacy xkcd: what’s your personality type?

People say that there’s a relevant xkcd for everything in life. The webcomic, written by Randall Munroe, has even tackled privacy:

privacy_opinions xkcd

None of these privacy personality types really apply to us: we’d be more like “Optimistic Realists.” We see that privacy is under serious threat, but we think it’s a problem that technology can fix. Not one piece of technology can fix everything, but a lot of work by a lot of brilliant people tackling a lot of different problem areas can. You may not be able to stop NSA surveillance outright yet, but you can at least make yourself a harder target.

What about you? What’s your privacy personality type?




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  • Christopher says:

    I am a pessimistic realist: privacy is under serious threat and will ultimately be eradicated by technology.

    2006: Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years.
    2026: Everyone takes OHMD video every day for a lifetime.

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