The Privacy Space
February 15, 2001 9:55 AM   Subscribe

The Privacy Space In every MeFi thread about personal privacy in the digital age, the comment inevitably arises: "You already have zero privacy. Get over it." The article even quotes it. But someone else in the article says, "The idea that technology and privacy are intrinsically opposed is false." Great article (from a non-techie standpoint) on the coming promises of privacy tech.
posted by Skot (4 comments total)
You already have zero privacy. Get over it.
posted by SilentSalamander at 3:16 PM on February 15, 2001

How did I know that was coming?
posted by Skot at 3:40 PM on February 15, 2001

we've got an adversarial system. if you want privacy provide false info.
posted by greyscale at 7:26 PM on February 15, 2001

The problem is that encryption isn't universal and transparent (from a software standpoint). If everyone used encryption, Carnivore etc. disappears in a puff of logic. *POOF* The average person needs to be educated about such matters (most don't even know what encryption is).Spread the word, folks.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 7:44 PM on February 15, 2001

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