But as much as IT has come a long way (faster, easier to use, &c), privacy and security have become infinitely more complex and difficult if not virtually impossible.
So much "business" now seems to be driven by surveillance capitalism and the state is now hugely more invasive and authoritarian.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.