Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy? | The New Yorker


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Big Tech wants to exploit our personal data, and the government wants to keep tabs on us. But “privacy” isn’t what’s really at stake.
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5 days ago by jorgebarba
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Amid ever-evolving technologies, the law is always playing catch-up. Illustration by Seb Agresti The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of…
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6 days ago by dylan
Amid ever-evolving technologies, the law is always playing catch-up. Illustration by Seb Agresti The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of…
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6 days ago by johnrclark
In a recent dialog about privacy I was asked "Why do you care so much about privacy?" and I my argument kept going back to "because it’s my right", which wasn't doing it for the person I was talking to. This article, and this argument, resonated with me.

> Possibly the discussion is using the wrong vocabulary. “Privacy” is an odd name for the good that is being threatened by commercial exploitation and state surveillance. Privacy implies “It’s nobody’s business,” and that is not really what Roe v. Wade is about, or what the E.U. regulations are about, or even what Katz and Carpenter are about. The real issue is the one that Pollak and Martin, in their suit against the District of Columbia in the Muzak case, said it was: liberty. This means the freedom to choose what to do with your body, or who can see your personal information, or who can monitor your movements and record your calls—who gets to surveil your life and on what grounds.

I care about my privacy because I care about my liberty!
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9 days ago by thingles
100j 100g nice summary of privacy laws.
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10 days ago by scritic
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11 days ago by wahoo5
Favorite tweet:

Excellent article on privacy - librarians please read! Message is...it's complicated and scary. https://t.co/YWMv5cZ7r5

— Galecia Group (@GaleciaGroup) June 12, 2018
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11 days ago by claireb
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12 days ago by drewcaldwell
Because the idea of Privacy is asked to do too much: Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy? https://t.co/5Umbtmp8aG

— Emrys Schoemaker (@emrys_s) June 17, 2018
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