Yeah, they misunderstood the fact that any files on a networked device are vulnerable.
As to the comparison: yes, that makes sense as the pessimist’s view. The optimist’s view might be to compare it to say, sending your dick pix (or whatever) back and forth in the mail or to a PO box or similar.
That might actually be the deluded utopianist’s view given the current state of networking. As I understand it, though (probably wrongly), encryption between two trusted parties should work… so the optimist/utopianist’s comparison could be the reality if the necessary tech and norms were in place.
But again, beyond all this, it’s important to stress that they weren’t wittingly exposing their nudity, they just didn’t know any better.
It’s the validity of those last six words that really bothers me, for all the puritanical body- and sexuality-shaming it entails. I think we ought to get past that shit.
Am I making that clear? I’m not trying to be pedantic, just trying to be understood.
The reason “they just didn’t know any better” is bad is because it means that the root of the story is an actual issue, namely that the act of recording oneself in a nude or sexual situation is widely considered immoral/bad/negative. It shouldn’t be considered that way, though, and that’s the shitty takeaway from this story. If the photos were of clothed people the story would (presumably) have made much less impact.
I really don’t know what the person was trying to say; maybe you could reword their post or give your take.
Did I bring something in? Preconceptions, you mean? Biases? Well sure.
I don’t care if consenting adults privately exchange sexual data.
I don’t think other people should care about that, either.
I don’t think the insecurity of networking means people should get ostracized when their sexual data is publicized.
… I don’t know what other baggage is pertinent.
Uh… I think norms about our bodies matter?
I consider myself sex-positive? I haven’t put much thought into that, though.
I try to take other words at face value and give the benefit of the doubt, but often fail?