The Future of Privacy

The pervasiveness of computers has resulted in the almost constant surveillance of everyone, with profound implications for our society and our freedoms. Corporations and the police are both using this new trove of surveillance data. We as a society need to understand the technological trends and discuss their implications. If we ignore the problem and leave it to the “market,” we’ll all find that we have almost no privacy left.

This is a must read for anyone concerned about “big brother.” Being in the IT business, I find myself particularly sensitive about the issue.

We all should be staunch supporters of personal privacy. It doesn’t mean you’ve got something to hide, rather it means that liberty is a priority!

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