28 Mar '16, 11am

EU Cracking Down on Bitcoin Anonymity Sparks a Debate About Privacy

EU Cracking Down on Bitcoin Anonymity Sparks a Debate About Privacy

“For those who fear encryption enables terrorists, I wouldn’t worry as I’m quite sure governments will find other methods to monitor our actions. With this being said, it is my position that privacy absolutely outweighs safety but not as we are currently defining privacy. We must think more broadly if we are to have a more informed conversation about all the privacy issues caused by both public and private enterprises. Let’s not be naive and just focus on the invasion of privacy by governmental bodies under the veil of protection. Is the world a scary place? Yes, but what is equally scary to me is the damage caused by a global economy that is almost entirely dependent on consumption where corporations are allowed to prey on society with very intrusive customer, marketing and advertising strategies.”

Full article: http://cointelegraph.com/news/eu-cracking-down-on-bitcoin...

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