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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RE[2]: Privacy is Obsolete
by boldingd on Fri 11th Dec 2009 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Privacy is Obsolete"
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While I don't disagree, I can think of lots of reasons why people would wander off and build removed, isolated dwellings as soon as they become wealthy enough to do it. A desire for privacy is just one: many others are probably less noble.

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