Privacy is needed when revealed confidences have economic impacts. A society could exist where living out loud is accepted and expected. Tolerance: the minimum standard.
"It's not about anonymity. It's about having a say in how others treat potentially sensitive, even confidential information about our lives, our families, our health, our credit--everything." - Comment on NPR blog This will be hard to swallow. Contention: the need for privacy exists only to the extent your private details can be used to harm you. … Continue reading A case for no privacy whatsoever
The topic of the day is surveillance. The POTUS spoke Friday about wide-sweeping "changes" he ordered to make NSA programs [presumably] better. If you read the comments accompanying speech coverage, few Americans seem to be drinking the Kool-Aid. It's not much better in Europe. Take for example, this comment from Andy Gunn, who lives in … Continue reading Why NSA surveillance is a good thing for the 99%