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%
Much hue and cry is being made about the nature of privacy today. Secrecy/privacy is required in nearly all human activity taking place in Status-Quo economic systems. There are personal secrets in intimate relationships, family secrets kept within the family, business secrets preserved for earning profit and market share, government secrets. Government secrets are en … Continue reading How to make privacy private again