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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Which of course begs the question in what way is this 'voluntary' if they'll be otherwise compelled to do it?

So basically governments are plundering data from tech companies by force of law. I think this has been going on for a while and probably affected reddit.

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

This is no surprise, they question is what kind of data? If they want to look at (if I had one) private facebook profile because they think I kidnapped someone and somehow my IQ is that of a normal person and just have my facebook logged in on my smartphone... I get it.

But mass data mining for no apparent purpose... yikes.

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

one way to combat this is to feed them trash and a LOT of it for the pigs they are. i believe there are browser plugins and other software already doing this. let their malicious ai algos comb through piles of worthless data. another way is of course to give them none, by using alternative channels and open source end-to-end encryption - i2p, tor, steganography, pgp, veracrypt, ssh..