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A comment on Post-Privacy by rieke-b A comment on Post-Privacy by rieke-b
There are internet users who like to publish many details of their private life on the web where everybody can see them. Writing about your intimate daily life online doesn’t seem to be an unusual thing anymore.
This fact has led some people to the conclusion that they could declare privacy itself to be a thing of the past. These Post-Privacy supporters claim that in times of increasing transparency and common digital candour, it wasn’t necessary to insist on a right to privacy any longer.
Apart from the problems concerning data protection and the potential social pressure, these people also seem to think it was okay if anybody would be allowed to be a Peeping Tom. Without privacy, nobody would have the right of not being watched in their bedrooms, after all, right?!
The technological ignorance of many internet users and digital spying are alarming already, but to try and get rid of privacy itself and to claim that technology was always right and people would kindly have to adapt, is to deal with the problem at the wrong end. What kind of superficial world do these people live in, I wonder…?  

Besides, the everyday life of many people is simply boring often and in the gigantic data flood which is being washed into the web each second, a single person is being drowned, anyway. (Unless you’re unlucky and your flat gets looted while you’re still enjoying the holiday you announced so happily in the web…)

Dear Preachers of Post-Privacy: Do go on and live your boring lives, but leave strangers in peace, please. Having to listen to a loud cell phone conversation in the tram is bad enough…

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So manch ein Internetnutzer macht heutzutage seine Privatangelegenheiten für jedermann zugänglich. Das Veröffentlichen von intimen Details aus dem Alltag scheint nichts Ungewöhnliches mehr zu sein.
Diese Tatsache hat einige Leute auf den Gedanken gebracht, die Privatsphäre allgemein zu einem Ding der Vergangenheit zu erklären. Diese Post-Privacy-Anhänger behaupten, dass es in Zeiten der zunehmenden Transparenz und allgemeinen digitalen Offenheit nicht mehr nötig sei, auf ein Recht auf Privatsphäre zu bestehen.
Mal abgesehen von Datenschutzproblemen und dem potentiellen sozialen Druck, scheinen diese Leute es dann wohl auch in Ordnung zu finden, wenn jeder ein Spanner sein dürfe. Ohne Privatsphäre hätte schließlich auch niemand das Recht, in seinem Schlafzimmer unbeobachtet zu sein, oder?!
Die technische Unwissenheit vieler Internetnutzer und digitale Ausspähungen sind schon bedenklich, aber wer daraufhin gleich die Privatsphäre an sich abschaffen will und behauptet, die Technik habe immer Recht und die Menschen sollen sich gefälligst anpassen, behandelt das Problem am völlig falschen Ende. In was für einer oberflächlichen Welt leben diese Leute bloß…?

Außerdem ist der Alltag vieler Leute oft einfach langweilig und in der gigantischen Datenflut, die in jeder Sekunde neu ins Internet gespült wird, geht der Einzelne sowieso völlig unter. (Es sein denn, man hat Pech und wird ausgeraubt, während man noch in dem im Internet fröhlich verkündeten Urlaub ist...)

Liebe Post-Privacy-Prediger: Lebt euer langweiliges Leben einfach weiter, aber lasst wildfremde Leute damit in Ruhe! Es ist schon schlimm genug, einem lauten Handy-Gespräch in der Straßenbahn zuhören zu müssen…

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:iconade-doodles:
ADE-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you.

and it's never the governments or big biz or even media orgs that will be completely transparent.
only everyone else.
those that buy into it a don't think it through. and never understood the warning of '1984'.
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You certainly have a point...
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A big nod to that! Hilarious drawing! I keep my internet use to business-only or chatting with friends and never do I post personal things about my life, my doings, my feelings, etc...cause really nobody cares LOL. So why waste the time when everybody else has their own doings, feelings, and life to deal with already? With the urge for others to post incessantly it's almost like there's a notion that "someone will spend time out of their day to go into mine." That doesn't sound very...well, normal to me! ;) Those that do so surfing about everyone else's life doesn't have much of a life!
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lordMartiya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I'll agree to their right to be peeping toms when they'll agree to my right to throw a bucket of scalding hot water at them for it.
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Very well said! But violence is no solution, of course. ;)
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:iconlordmartiya:
lordMartiya Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
It's not violence, is the traditional reply to peeping toms caught red-handed, as shown in countless anime and manga.
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know. It's still a very violent remark that wouldn't do much good in reality. ;)
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toeki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good point.
 on the other side, a lot of people are not even aware it may not be a good idea to post every detail of their private life and problems online. they don´t understand they make it easier for those peeping toms, and maybe those paranoid spying companies ( aka CIA) to use the sensitive information they post against them...
i have a colleagues who post every detail of their life, including relationship problems, for the whole world to see, under their REAL NAMES.
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There's certainly a lack of awareness when it comes to web openness. It's also very easy to tell a lie online, though...
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Limnoria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I had no idea there was even an Anti-Privacy movement.  I thought the NSA did that well enough on its own.  Well, great, now I'm pissed. 
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, these people really have crazy ideas. They should NOT be supported!!
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Du hast ganz recht - und der Gesichtsausdruck des Spanners ist Hammer xD
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke schön! :D
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Truest thing I've read in a while. :clap: I had no idea this was also a problem in Germany? In America, our politicians have been running Anti-Privacy bills in and out of the Senate and wherever else like a revolving door. Most of the time they just pass them without even taking a vote. :/

Great picture. :)
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw a newspaper article about a German guy who published a book called "How to live well without privacy". He encourages people to publish every private detail online, even their bank account status and love life. Sheesh! Luckily, he's being criticised and laughed at.

Anti-Privacy bills?! I can't believe it! :faint: "Yay, let's just eliminate privacy so nobody can say anything against us spying on everybody!" That's really alarming! We don't have something like that here, as far as I know...

The only place where we really need more transparency is economy. Let the big companies show what they wear underneath! ;)
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is funny :XD: Hopefully things never go in Germany the way we've gone here in the US.

We've had myriads of Anti-Privacy bills and rulings for years now. I'm sure you've heard about the TSA "Security" agency and their invasive full-body X-rays and "patdowns" (the government's way of molesting Airline passengers in the name of security)--they've been around since 2001. Unfortunately, It doesn't look like a thing that's going to stop anytime soon.

On this side of the pond the biggest companies (who, you're right, should be the most transparent) actually have most of the rights of an "entity"--that is, they're nearly considered people. That impedes true transparency from ever being an option since the government's given away all our privacy rights and given them to corporations.

In any case... I'd be afraid to see what big companies wear underneath... it can't be pretty :XD: lol
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Das kann ich alles nur genau so unterschreiben. Amen, echt. Ich gebe ja auch manch einen Privatscheiß von mir... bin mir aber stets der tatsache bewucßt, daß das alles mitgelesen werden kann und wird. Ich muß hier keinem vo Fußpilz der Nachbarin erzählen oder so...

Ein sehr gutes Statement!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke schön! :)
Klar, bei allem, was man im Internet schreibt, muss man bedenken, dass es höchstwahrscheinlich sehr lange dort stehen bleiben wird. Ich schreibe deshalb in einem positiven Stil und kaum Privates. Wenn ich mal jemanden kritisieren muss, dann immer nur auf höfliche, sachliche Art. :)
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Das versuche ich such immer. Damit bin ich bisher immer gut gefahren. Soweit hatte ich nur ganz wenige Vollspacken hier und die kann man ignorieren oder blocken.
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juha91 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
You make a very, very good point here.
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for looking and reading! :hug:
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juha91 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
No problemoes. : )
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