They Lie Because They Can

Bruce has an excellent post about the data you’re voluntarilly giving to corporations. While he takes a consumerist view, and makes excuses for you frittering away your privacy (which I’m sure you’ll appreciate), the meat of this article is that if you trust corporations to do the Right Thing with your information, you need to reassess why you trust profit-motivated entities.  All that “community governance” crap is just a facade to get you to trust them with more information, so they can make more profit.

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