It's all about the economy, stupid, and the end game is straightforward:
1. All databases will be public
When there is more than N records on one machine, and the cost of a
breach is less than the value of each record times N, then records will
grow legs. Looking at pricing trends for 0days and 'security solutions',
for records containing peoples names in the near future N will become
less than 1000.
Therefore, all databases will be public, eventually.
2. Privacy will become common sense
When all databases with > N records are public, one will communicate
details that should not be public only in ways that do not touch disks
with more than N records - which means strongly protected P2P
communications, from whispering to encryption.
Obviously, the proper course of action is to accelerate data collection.
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