In a launch event for new infrastructure technology in 1999, while talking to the attendees Scott McNealy, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, wondered about the industry by calling privacy a deception. According to him, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”
McNeely’s statement was recoiled by privacy advocates, including the EFF. Now, the statement has been more than 20 years old; it is probably his most memorable.
In the present times, with the rapid loss of privacy, one might agree with his statement, but some will disagree with the sentiment that we should get over it.