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Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

Don't be taken advantage of because you didn't ask these questions! And, importantly, if you are taken advantage of - once you realize this, fight the urge to doublethink to protect your ego. Accept that you were bamboozled, and make sure none of your friends are swindled, too. Definitely don't double down and defend them as if they were an extension of your ego.

And, important: above and beyond these criteria: if you are choosing something with an emphasis on privacy and security because your life and liberty will be staked on the decision: do your own, in depth research, and try to understand WHY one option is better than another, and don't take the advice of random strangers and people you don't trust. Aside from this meta-advice, of course.

@sir we have all been there and most likely will be there again. In one way or another. Admitting that you have made a decision that you have since changed stance on is a sign of maturity and strength of character. No one comes out if the womb with all the knowledge in the world, we all have learning to do.

@sir Cognitive dissonance is very easy to resolve nowadays through bullshit sources. People do it with their health, I don't see them not doing it with their personal data.

@sir a lot of at risk groups do not have the knowledge to sensibly do this.

Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

@sir In addition to #2: Do they encourage you to use those rights, or do they intentionally make it as hard as possible?

Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

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