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


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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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24 days ago by jesse_the_k
Charles Katz lived in an apartment house on Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles. Almost every day, he walked down the street to a bank of three telephone booths, entered one of them, and made a long-distance call. Katz was a handicapper; he was calling his bookie, in Massachusetts. He had been making his living this way for thirty years. To catch him, the F.B.I. placed microphones on top of two of the phone booths and put an “Out of Order” sign on the third.
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10 weeks ago by rootis0
“The law is constantly playing catch-up. In the digital age, almost all transactions are recorded somewhere, and almost any information worth keeping private involves a third party. Most of us store more in the cloud than in lockboxes. It does not make sense to constrain the technological capacities of law enforcement just because the technology allows it to work more efficiently, but those capacities can also lead to a society whose citizens have nowhere to hide.” A fascinating long read about the history of privacy laws (primarily in the US). The interesting equivalence made over and over is that we care far more when a computer scans us than we do when an individual does. The gift that technology gives us is scale and speed, but that’s precisely the thing that creates unintended consequences further down the road.
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12 weeks ago by bruntonspall
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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june 2018 by jorgebarba
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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june 2018 by indirect
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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june 2018 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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june 2018 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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june 2018 by thingles
100j 100g nice summary of privacy laws.
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june 2018 by scritic
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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june 2018 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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june 2018 by claireb
The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that the European Union just enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which gives users greater control over the information that via Pocket
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june 2018 by archizoo
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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june 2018 by kohlmannj
The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that the European Union just enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which gives users greater control over the information that via Pocket
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june 2018 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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june 2018 by semrys
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june 2018 by douglevin