- Identity Theft Protection (Eric Rescorla). "That's a great credit rating you've got there ... shame if anything happened to it" (Adam).
- Mexican kidnappers are in league with the insurance companies (Tyler Cowen). Columbian kidnappers pull your credit file from the credit agency to calculate optimum ransom (Alex Tabarrok).
- Net Neutrality. "FedEx would never suggest intentionally losing your packages. They also would never suggest tearing them open to see if there’s anything good inside. But Verizon and Comcast and a number of other broadband providers are gleefully declaring their intent to drop your traffic, starting with whatever you consider most valuable. This, they call "innovation". (Dan Kaminsky).
Of course it's natural to be suspicious of change. Even if the old Internet model was a myth, people may regard any kind of innovation as a breach of trust.
It't not easy to decide which innovations to trust. While superficial similarities to mafia practice make good rhetoric, they may not be the best basis for trust decisions.
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