Subject headings - and personal information...

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:04:10 PDT

I can see where you are coming from here. No doubt you are right in
practical terms. I cannot speak for Celeste, but I think what she may
be getting at is that this issue goes beyond the personal and beyond
the contemporary state of modern communications.

Whether privacy is dead for those of us online or not may be debated.
What is not up for debate, in my view, is the *idea of privacy
itself*. If we surrender privacy as a concept with legal and everyday
meaning it insidiously undermines not only our personal sense of
security but ultimately how we relate as a larger society. The
inability to live a private life is one harbinger a degraded polity.

Dylan Hannon

in the etherveld

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