@witchescauldron I see this as related to the Hard PET/Soft PET distinction. Managing trust in a particular social context, as "Soft PETs" do, rather than just trying to engineer it out in a worst-case analysis, is an overlooked topic.
Here's a slide from George Danezis's privacy class. He's partial to Hard PETs, for a more critical perspective I like Batya Friedman.
I don't understand #geekproblem more generally, though. Is it a broader idea?
(sorry, re-drafted for clarity)
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