There's a hullabaloo in the tech world today about a Motherboard report that found cell phone companies are still selling your location data even though they "promised" in June of 2018 that they would stop.
The average person might scoff at the idea of a hot tub getting hacked. Who cares, right? It's a hot tub. People have better things to hack. But let's look at the "why" for a moment. If I hacked your hot tub, what could I accomplish?
Authority is a strange thing, the more one has the larger the sword of Damocles looms. Oft times those men with a 'lean and hungry look' as Cassius was so aptly described, consider the throne and not the concomitant blade hanging above their bare head. Where does it come from? How does it work? For such a foundational principle of Western society and political thought, it is never discussed. I doubt most can articulate anything past the usual tripe of 'consent of the governed' and 'we the people.'