Archive for July 13th, 2007

I’ve Got Nothing To Hide

A few days ago, I was ranting about the fact that our Chancellor supported plans to search the computers of German citizens without their knowledge, in an attempt to help fight terrorism. That article used a few fairly loaded words, partly because I felt frustrated with the lack of competence these ideas show, but also because I’ve cultivated a strong sensitivity to privacy concerns of various kinds.

It’s something of a coincidence that a few days later, an essay linked on /. explores the term “privacy”, it’s meaning, and an argument as to why it’s supposedly not as important as people might feel. That essay is fairly long-winded, though, and in my view doesn’t adequately argue why we should care about our privacy.

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