Once Upon a Time, Privacy Vanished

“In folktales a vampire couldn’t enter your home unless you invited him in. Without your consent the beast could never cross your threshold. Well, what do you think your computer is? Your phone? You live inside those devices so those devices are your homes. But at least a home, a physical building, has a door you can shut, windows you can latch. Technology has no locked doors.”

“Posting online is like leaving your front door open and telling any creature of the night it can enter.” ― Victor LaValle, The Changeling