The ongoing privacy debacle in Second Life is something that is vital to me, because my created identity IS me. The ongoing tension between long-established residents and those who wish to exploit, punish or restrict them makes it increasingly difficult to just live and enjoy and be oneself.
This is why I unapologetically support the effort of the "Greenzone" people. It's not that I support "griefers," much less copybotters. I oppose anything that might threaten my tranquility and peace of mind.
I want to be able to go to a club without being concerned about my other alts (if any) being detected, either as "marketing data" or as "potential problems."
It's not so much the data mining that concerns me as the often bizzare interpretations placed upon it. The revelations from the various JLU Wiki leaks tell me that the main danger is allowing paranoids to draw conclusins based on subcultures within SL that they are repelled by, have never honestly explored and barely comprehend.
We are dismissed as being perverted, dishonest by definition, inherently corrupt, damned beyond redemption and of course - whatever we say is a lie. Moreover, since we are "that sort of person," we are fair game - the grid must be purged of such dangers, by any means necessary. For the children.
I have no time for people like that. I come to SL in order to be myself, as far away from people like that as possible. I pay tiers in order to have my own little safe place, which I share with the like-minded and the tolerant.
And while I'm not completely concerned with sex - I'm concerned about people who are deeply concered about me having the right sort of sex, and who think that they have the right to an opinion about it.
I'm as offended by script-kiddies making mock of "furfags" as I am by the JLU dismissing criticism of the members of the Greenzone group for being, variously, Into BDSM, "bestiality" (by which they probably mean furry, animal avis, etc,) and, apparently most importantly to them - non landowners.
My impression of the JLU is that they do their patrols in between RL "Tea Party" events. Now, that may be unfair... but I've argued with Digg Patriots and I've argued with Green Lantern Excelsior.
It was very similar - and let us remember that the Digg Patriots very nearly destroyed Digg. I would very much disapprove if the same outcome happened here, due to self-rightious authoritarians gaming the system against the interests of the majority of users - a majority who are in fact a huge collection of easily marginalized interest groups.