With an increased dependence on the cloud, is privacy still a consumer concern?

Top Answer : I kind of vacillate between desperation and hope. If you would have asked me if consumer privacy was still going to be a topic 10 years ago, I would have been despondent. I would have been like, there's no way that people are going to be concerned about privacy. They give it up every time they turn around, nobody does anything with privacy in mind, nobody will ever pay for privacy. Now, if you look at the dialogue, there's a proposition on the voting ballot for November 3rd to expand CPRI. I mean, it makes me super happy because consumer privacy is still a concern. I suspect there's going to be special interests certainly, privacy is always going to be a concern for intelligence interest, nation/state interests. There's always going to be some group of people who are very, very concerned about privacy, and the larger that group is the more likely it is that consumers will have good privacy alternatives. I'm super happy that Apple is doing things that they're doing to try to curtail government snooping.

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Black Monitor
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I kind of vacillate between desperation and hope. If you would have asked me if consumer privacy was still going to be a topic 10 years ago, I would have been despondent. I would have been like, there's no way that people are going to be concerned about privacy. They give it up every time they turn around, nobody does anything with privacy in mind, nobody will ever pay for privacy. Now, if you look at the dialogue, there's a proposition on the voting ballot for November 3rd to expand CPRI. I mean, it makes me super happy because consumer privacy is still a concern. I suspect there's going to be special interests certainly, privacy is always going to be a concern for intelligence interest, nation/state interests. There's always going to be some group of people who are very, very concerned about privacy, and the larger that group is the more likely it is that consumers will have good privacy alternatives. I'm super happy that Apple is doing things that they're doing to try to curtail government snooping.
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Yellow Cloud
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So many seem so eager to just waive their privacy and waive their rights. I wonder if there are going to be some technology disasters to kind of wake people up to why this matters. I think a lot of us as technologists understand the risks and are maybe a little bit more careful, which is why we've got crazy home infrastructures, because we don't necessarily want to give everything away to Amazon or to Google. But a reckoning may come.
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Orange Monitor
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I'm kind of wondering if we're creating a situation where "the Edge” is only for consumer components, be it our cars, our watches, our cameras. At what point are we actually trading things that we shouldn't trade? Like when I built data centers, we recorded our own video, we sync backups for our own video, it wasn't something that we questioned at all. Even if the cloud is something for consumer products and devices only, at some point, the entire model of interaction, the entire way we conceptualize things is going to have to change. It's almost going to have to be aware in a sense. I don't want to say the programs have to write themselves, but the programs are going to have to be aware of say, “oh, I can't leave the confines of the state or this half, this country.” And how do I as a programmer, or how do I as an engineer or a technologist even think about what this might look like, because we have multiple different sorts of architectures and infrastructures to build upon, because everyone wants to do things differently.
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