For the last nine years, I have advocated fiercely among family, friends, and strangers on the internet alike about internet privacy and the need to disappear. I am now starting to see the downside: losing contact with people I love, having fewer memories of special moments. I am starting to ask myself, is this really the hill I want to die on? Do I really want to be known as the guy with the really good opsec?

This page is the first step towards redeeming myself. The second step is a couple dozen apologies over text. Meta's privacy policy is not a good reason to stop texting my family and friends.