Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why Privacy Matters

I'm afraid I've sort of fallen in this trap. I figure the only thing anyone in the government would get by reading my emails and seeing where I go on the internet or say on the phone would be a bad case of boredom. That said, a column by Bruce Schneier at Wired makes sense:

Too many wrongly characterize the debate as "security versus privacy." The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it arises under threat of foreign physical attack or under constant domestic authoritative scrutiny, is still tyranny. Liberty requires security without intrusion, security plus privacy [...] And that's why we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide.

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