What is the value of your privacy? Have you ever asked yourself that question? You may already be aware of the 2013 story of how Facebook’s. Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, spent over $30 million to purchase the four buildings around his home in order to secure his privacy. The story is that Zuckerberg found out that a developer wanted to purchase one of those surrounding homes and used the fact that Zuckerberg lived next to it as a marketing pitch.
To protect his privacy, Mark spent over $30 million in purchasing the homes around him to serve as a buffer. Not a bad strategy. It is very ironic though, considering how Facebook is not big on privacy.
The million dollar (or 10 kobo) question is, What is your privacy worth to you? What would you be willing to do, how far would you be willing to go, how much would you be willing to spend, to protect your privacy, either online or offline? Or put differently, what will securing your privacy cost you? Talk to me, people!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.