β-Redex Reducing Member
- Sep 13, 2016
- Lambda Centre
Sometimes I speculate that it may be just to make us get used to a lack of privacy. By constantly reminding us that we are being spied on (sort of, not all cookies are used for that, but I guess this is why people fear them) and making us consent to that, getting spied on becomes normal and comfortable to us. But maybe they did do it just to appease people who either rarily use the internet, did not realise what this would entail, or are really masochistic.Politicians pushed it for self-gain. It makes no sense but cookies became politicised and the scare-mongered (m)asses voted for it.
Now with GDPR every startup needs a compliance officer. ++bar_to_entry;
Remember the cookie controversy of the dot-com era? People were horrified that websites used up their precious hard disks. Of course we don't remember the past and have the same stupid discussions repeatedly.
I have little confidence in humanity at large effectively steering computers. But that's another story.
GDPR is also stupid. If the government cares so much about privacy, then why release apps that are only available on Android and iOS devices? If they cared so much about privacy then they would try to promote privacy promoting systems such as GNU. But instead they support two of the very few biggest privacy violators on Earth.