I can not make a better argument than Glenn Greenwald for why privacy is important, so take a moment to listen to what he has to say. In short and in my opinion, I think the issue of privacy boils down to an issue of freedom. Where privacy is respected, freedom, justice and democracy flourish.
I have paid special attention to privacy when developing this application. You may think that this is just a simple checklist application and that focusing on privacy is overkill, but in a world where our privacy is under constant encroachment, I believe that we should take a stand where we can. In my case, it is with this app.
The front-end client, the back-end server and this Ghost application are all hosted on Digital Ocean. Digital Ocean runs their own data centers. This means that the application does not run on any servers owned or accessed by Amazon, Google or Microsoft. You may call this a bit paranoid, and I understand that this might be more of a symbolic gesture, but nonetheless I found it important to avoid using and funding the companies that abuse our trust and ignorance.
"Knowledge is power; Knowledge about you is power over you. Your information will be used to anticipate your actions and manipulate the way you shop, vote, and think." - Why Privacy Matters