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commit f0e695058f0f08a38233534604b20e770a51a229
parent a7277b1114e4ad38ca935ba70be0aa0845207740
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:29:11 -0500

Update feeds, publish blog post

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Mpublic/feeds/blog-feed.xml | 75+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
Mpublic/feeds/guides-feed.xml | 4++--
Mpublic/feeds/projects-feed.xml | 4++--
Mpublic/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml | 71++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
4 files changed, 141 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/public/feeds/blog-feed.xml b/public/feeds/blog-feed.xml @@ -1,12 +1,75 @@ -<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> +<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="https://www.paritybit.ca/feeds/blog-feed.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /> -<title>paritybit.ca — Blog</title> -<link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</link> -<description>The feed that covers all notable additions and updates to the Blog - section of paritybit.ca. +<title>paritybit.ca - Blog</title> +<link>https://www.paritybit.ca</link> +<description>The latest blog posts from paritybit.ca.</description> +<item> + <title>New Blog Post: The Difficulty of Educating People About Online Privacy</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education</guid> + <pubDate>Sat, 21 Dec 2019 01:50:00 +0000</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[ + <p><em>Update: I just finished listening to the latest Jupiter Extras + podcast entitled <a + href="https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/137997/brunch-with-brent-jason-spisak-part-2-jupiter-extras-41/">Brunch + with Brent: Jason Spisak Part 2</a> in which they touch on this + topic a bit. It's definitely worth a listen.</em></p> <p>I've + recently been reflecting on the difficulty that I've had in + conversations with people about online privacy where it is frustratingly + difficult to get them to care about who has their data and how it is + being misused.</p> <p>I have given it some thought and come upon three + major sticking points in my conversations with others about online + privacy (which also apply to any kind of debate in general):</p> + <h3>Stubbornness</h3> <p>When someone is really set in their ways, it is + exceedingly difficult to get them to consider changing their behaviour. + For some people, even mentioning that something they are doing (or not + doing) is perhaps wrong or detrimental to them is equivalent to + insulting their favourite childhood television programme.</p> <p>There + are also usually many logical fallacies and other psychological effects + that people fall into which contributes to this. For example, if someone + has purchased a $100 smart home lady cylinder, they may try to defend + themselves against the feeling of buyer's remorse if you are telling + them that this big purchase may have been a bad choice.</p> <p>Usually, + if you persist enough in subtle ways, you can erode someone's + stubbornness by exposing them to things like news articles and practical + examples of data breaches and privacy violations but you obviously don't + want to be a gnat in their ear constantly pestering them about this.</p> + <h3>Ignorance</h3> <p>To the chagrin of myself and many of my colleagues, + most of the general public are not familiar with even the most basic + workings of the devices which we use every day. Most people don't know + what a hash is nor would they be familiar with the many ways that + attackers can steal their personal information.</p> <p>Even those who + are relatively tech-savvy, as in those who are able to build their own + computers and install their own operating system, are not necessarily + knowledgeable about online privacy.</p> <p>This makes it really + difficult because the points that you are making sound really obvious to + you but to others it sounds like you're either speaking gibberish or + being overly paranoid. If you have to give someone a complicated and + technical crash course on the topic of which you are trying to convince + them before you can even begin to convince them, you have most likely + already failed to convince them.</p> <h3>Apathy</h3> <p>This is probably + the worst of all three. When you are very passionate about a subject and + want to educate others so that they can better protect themselves or be + more aware of their data, the worst thing is that they will simply not + care. In my experience, there is nothing you can do about this. The + only way to get someone to care and take action is to watch them fail to + the point where they recognize that they can't not care anymore. Even + that isn't guaranteed as some people, no matter how much they get hurt + by something, will just carry on.</p> <p>There really isn't all that + much that we can do besides present our arguments, politely attempt to + present evidence, and let the news headlines do the rest of the + convincing for us. Sometimes getting the other person to explain their + position in detail can be an effective tactic in making them realise + that their reasoning is flawed but, even then, in the end it seems many + people will always choose convenience over all else despite the + overwhelming evidence that their choices could cause them significant + harm.</p> <p>I'd be interested to know what, if any, strategies you have + for discussing online privacy with others. Let me know by <a + href="mailto:feedback@paritybit.ca">sending me an email</a>.</p>]]> </description> +</item> <item> <title>New Blog Post: China</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/china</link> @@ -19,7 +82,7 @@ right now.</description> </item> <item> - <title>New Page: Blogroll — Check out some blogs from other cool people</title> + <title>New Page: Blogroll - Check out some blogs from other cool people</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/other-blogs</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/other-blogs</guid> <pubDate>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 03:30:00 -0400</pubDate> diff --git a/public/feeds/guides-feed.xml b/public/feeds/guides-feed.xml @@ -1,8 +1,8 @@ -<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> +<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="https://www.paritybit.ca/feeds/guides-feed.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /> -<title>paritybit.ca — Guides</title> +<title>paritybit.ca - Guides</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/guides</link> <description>The feed that covers all notable additions and updates to the Guides section of paritybit.ca. </description> diff --git a/public/feeds/projects-feed.xml b/public/feeds/projects-feed.xml @@ -1,8 +1,8 @@ -<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> +<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="https://www.paritybit.ca/feeds/projects-feed.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /> -<title>paritybit.ca — Projects</title> +<title>paritybit.ca - Projects</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/projects</link> <description>The feed that covers all notable additions and updates to the Projects section of paritybit.ca. </description> diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -1,12 +1,77 @@ -<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> +<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="https://www.paritybit.ca/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /> -<title>paritybit.ca — Recently Updated</title> +<title>paritybit.ca - Recently Updated</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca</link> <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>New Blog Post: The Difficulty of Educating People About Online Privacy</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education</guid> + <pubDate>Sat, 21 Dec 2019 01:50:00 +0000</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[ + <p><em>Update: I just finished listening to the latest Jupiter Extras + podcast entitled <a + href="https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/137997/brunch-with-brent-jason-spisak-part-2-jupiter-extras-41/">Brunch + with Brent: Jason Spisak Part 2</a> in which they touch on this + topic a bit. It's definitely worth a listen.</em></p> <p>I've + recently been reflecting on the difficulty that I've had in + conversations with people about online privacy where it is frustratingly + difficult to get them to care about who has their data and how it is + being misused.</p> <p>I have given it some thought and come upon three + major sticking points in my conversations with others about online + privacy (which also apply to any kind of debate in general):</p> + <h3>Stubbornness</h3> <p>When someone is really set in their ways, it is + exceedingly difficult to get them to consider changing their behaviour. + For some people, even mentioning that something they are doing (or not + doing) is perhaps wrong or detrimental to them is equivalent to + insulting their favourite childhood television programme.</p> <p>There + are also usually many logical fallacies and other psychological effects + that people fall into which contributes to this. For example, if someone + has purchased a $100 smart home lady cylinder, they may try to defend + themselves against the feeling of buyer's remorse if you are telling + them that this big purchase may have been a bad choice.</p> <p>Usually, + if you persist enough in subtle ways, you can erode someone's + stubbornness by exposing them to things like news articles and practical + examples of data breaches and privacy violations but you obviously don't + want to be a gnat in their ear constantly pestering them about this.</p> + <h3>Ignorance</h3> <p>To the chagrin of myself and many of my colleagues, + most of the general public are not familiar with even the most basic + workings of the devices which we use every day. Most people don't know + what a hash is nor would they be familiar with the many ways that + attackers can steal their personal information.</p> <p>Even those who + are relatively tech-savvy, as in those who are able to build their own + computers and install their own operating system, are not necessarily + knowledgeable about online privacy.</p> <p>This makes it really + difficult because the points that you are making sound really obvious to + you but to others it sounds like you're either speaking gibberish or + being overly paranoid. If you have to give someone a complicated and + technical crash course on the topic of which you are trying to convince + them before you can even begin to convince them, you have most likely + already failed to convince them.</p> <h3>Apathy</h3> <p>This is probably + the worst of all three. When you are very passionate about a subject and + want to educate others so that they can better protect themselves or be + more aware of their data, the worst thing is that they will simply not + care. In my experience, there is nothing you can do about this. The + only way to get someone to care and take action is to watch them fail to + the point where they recognize that they can't not care anymore. Even + that isn't guaranteed as some people, no matter how much they get hurt + by something, will just carry on.</p> <p>There really isn't all that + much that we can do besides present our arguments, politely attempt to + present evidence, and let the news headlines do the rest of the + convincing for us. Sometimes getting the other person to explain their + position in detail can be an effective tactic in making them realise + that their reasoning is flawed but, even then, in the end it seems many + people will always choose convenience over all else despite the + overwhelming evidence that their choices could cause them significant + harm.</p> <p>I'd be interested to know what, if any, strategies you have + for discussing online privacy with others. Let me know by <a + href="mailto:feedback@paritybit.ca">sending me an email</a>.</p>]]> +</description> +</item> +<item> <title>New Guide: Using the "rm" Command with Trash</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/guides/using-rm-with-trash</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/guides/using-rm-with-trash</guid> @@ -27,7 +92,7 @@ right now.</description> </item> <item> - <title>New Page: Blogroll — Check out some blogs from other cool people</title> + <title>New Page: Blogroll - Check out some blogs from other cool people</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/other-blogs</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/other-blogs</guid> <pubDate>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 03:30:00 -0400</pubDate>