784 posts and columns on privacy
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I am not trying to protect privacy in the long run, because I think it is a lost cause. What I am trying to do is to tear down the veil of secrecy around the institutions in order to create symmetry. I don’t mind people knowing about my details as long as I know what they are doing with that information and what their motives are.
– Cyberlibertarian John Perry Barlow, in an interview with The European
It’s one thing to post your DNA on Facebook. But you’re also invading the privacy of people you’re related to.
– Missy Krasner, executive in residence at Morgenthaler Ventures, on companies like 23andMe, which encourage clients to share their genealogical data on the Internet
I said that I would look into the allegations. I mean, part of the problem here is we get these through the press and then I’ve got to go back and find out what’s going on with respect to these particular allegations.
– President Obama, responding to a question at the G20 summit about the NSA leaks by saying that he gets his information about the NSA from the press
I believe it’s to do with advertising: people are presented as gods and goddesses, beautiful and perfect. We’re just not like that. So how do you communicate with others if they are expecting you to be perfect? You do it in secret.
– Terry Gilliam, in relation to his new film, “The Zero Theorem,” talking about why he thinks people use aliases online