Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 06, 2015

Hacking Victims Deserve Empathy, Not Ridicule

Here is one perspective on the unfortunate lot out there who have had their information compromised. Do you think that most people get what they deserve, or is there really only so much you can do these days to protect yourself?

Everyone has some data آ— probably a lot of it آ— buried in their vast digital record that they would rather not disclose publicly. That problem will grow; in the last couple of decades, computers have come to function less as office tools than as friends and therapists. The digital world has become a place to offload your deepest fears and desires, to seek discreet counsel and surreptitious amusement under the veil of privacy offered by an LCD screen.