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I’d argue that privacy is abused by the…

I’d argue that privacy is abused by the powerful, not invasion of your privacy but the use of privacy to hide their actions. Politicians with your tax money for instance. I’d also argue that privacy is not a fundamental human need but rather a cultural norm placed on us by religion and society. Nude photos of you from the weekend party on Facebook? What of it? You are still you, keeping them private changes nothing. Can transparency bring more liberty than privacy?

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€1068 is what I just trimmed off my annu…

€1428 is what I just trimmed off my annual bill. Downgraded our Sky package from €81/m to €36/m, cancelled Linode (€16/m) and Slicehost (€18/m) and Spotify (€9.99.) These are all great services but I don’t really need them. Also stopped payments of €30 to Amnesty Ireland each month. Feel free to guilt me on that one but I’d rather volunteer my time or skills than have a direct debit off my account that is out of sight and mind. It’s weird how monthly bills don’t seem like much until you annualise them. A friend made me realise just how much Sky was costing me a year. At €81/m over a year I could buy two return plane tickets to South Africa to see my folks.