I have nothing to hide
“I have nothing to hide, why should I be concerned about my privacy and security on the internet?”. Perhaps you have nothing to hide, however, everyone has something they should keep private. How bad can it be, who is it that is after my information and why?
Most companies offering email services collect our private data every minute that we use them.
The information they collect is used to create a complete personal profile that can be used for anything (and sold to anyone).
They know where we go, videos we watch, articles we read, what we purchase, which games we play, our interests, hobbies, etc.
Some terms used in the information industry may provide insight into other dangers.
Socio-technical systems provide access to ever-increasing quantities of information online. To help people cope with information overload, these systems implement “algorithmic curation”: automated selection of what content should be displayed to users, what should be hidden, and how it should be presented. Virtually every Internet user who reads online news, visits social media sites, or uses a search engine has encountered algorithmic curation at some point, probably without even realizing it.
Three Reasons Why the “Nothing to Hide” Argument is Flawed.
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