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Schneier on Security Vs. Privacy

19 Mar

Bruce Schneier nails it in this timeless essay entitled “The Eternal Value of Privacy

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. Widespread police surveillance is the very definition of a police state. And that’s why we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide.

Go read the whole thing…again & again…till you get it!

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Posted by on March 19, 2008 in Life, Links

 

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