(btw your vote is anonymous) If you could choose 1 to protect what would it be and why? I know peoples threat models are different but just wanted something fun for the community to do and see what what people would choose
If I had to pick just one, I’d be security. Without good security, you wouldn’t have good privacy/anonymity. Your details, fake and real, would be leaked. It’s one reason why encryption on more private services, is so important. It’s one thing that helps make them private.
I would argue that you can’t have good privacy without good security. Good security without good privacy can still be pretty bad for you (e.g. Google).
That’s why I think that, in an ideal scenario, if you have great privacy, you necessarily have great security.
What do you mean by ideal situation? Programmers not writing bugs , unsafe code practices would cease to exist and programmers would rush to switch their apps and port them over to the latest and greatest code language and legacy code will be a thing of the past ? Security researchers , Pentesters would dust away lol.
I think people are taking this too seriously I just chose privacy because it’s the most important to me disregarding that in the real world security is essential to everyone’s threat model. If I could get of security I would. Most of the time it’s really annoying and inconvenient and I just want to be private from big tech that’s all and sometimes the government that’s all.
If I have to give up everything else I didn’t vote for, then definitely security, but as a thing to focus on, privacy because security’s usually pretty good and the rest are impractical for my threat model.