Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th Dec 2009 01:25 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I was reminded of Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy's infamous sound byte (used as the title of this article) when I read about Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foot-in-mouth moment during a recent CNBC interview (YouTube Link). Here's what Schmidt said: "I think judgment matters. If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines -- including Google -- do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities."
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Individuality != Privacy
by shadowhand on Fri 11th Dec 2009 04:52 UTC
shadowhand
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We lose our individuality, because everything we do is observable and recordable.


The idea that people who don't feel the need to hide who they are and what they do are some how less individual is completely ridiculous. Individuality is, in my humble opinion, being honest about who you are and what you believe, both to yourself and others. It has absolutely nothing to do with what you hide from other people.

Edited 2009-12-11 04:53 UTC

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