Online privacy has mostly vanished in the US | Security Magazine

This article makes the point that the problem isn’t privacy per se (Scott McNealy probably got it right in the 90’s) but that most people don’t see the benefits of the surveillance society. It isn’t all bad news though…

[…] Fortunately, prospects on the privacy front aren’t altogether bleak. One bright spot is the growth of so-called privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) — a broad range of hardware and software solutions designed to extract the value of data without risking its privacy and security. One PET example is the budding growth of homomorphic encryption, which secures data while it is being processed or used. Gartner, the prominent information technology research firm, highlighted PETs as one of its top strategic technology trends in 2021 and again in 2022. It says half of large organizations will implement PETs by 2025.


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