I routinely use a virtual disk and use an alternative eMail address when I peruse the web. I don’t want anyone to be able to insert a bot or a virus on my computer that will leave me unable to peruse my data- more importantly, I don’t want anyone else to examine the contents of my computer.
You know there’s a law the precludes companies (websites and apps) from tracking personal data and collecting personal data if the user is under the age of 13, right? (Now, you know why Facebook wants all users to be over the age of 13, too.)
Privacy. We all want it. But, we’ve already seen that the GOP doesn’t believe we deserve it. After all, in late March, they demanded that the FCC rules on internet privacy be rescinded. (I say GOP because the legislation passed 215 to 205 in the House- with nary a Democratic Congressperson agreeing with the bill that was sent to the President to sign into law. But, 15 Republicans didn’t agree with the bill and did vote no.)
Just the other day, I tried to download and use an app that a friend had recommended. I was looking forward to having a few more minutes each day, if this app really delivered on its promises.