Re: poly: Re: freedom? Or mere survival.

From: Hal Finney <>
Date: Wed Jun 03 1998 - 21:24:41 PDT

I was recently reading "Technology and Privacy: the New Landscape",
a collection of essays edited by Agre and Rotenberg. It includes an
article by Herbert Burkert which evaluates and critiques privacy-enhancing
technologies, primarily crypto related. The author expresses a sentiment
similar I think to what David is getting at regarding some social aspects
of privacy:

"[T]oo narrow an interpretation [of the concept of privacy] tends to
overlook the need for social involvement, for encouragement to become
part of the political process, for contributing to social change by
showing openly and identifiably dissent or non-integrated behavior --
in short, that it overlooks the need for the display of civil courage."

Received on Thu Jun 4 04:28:34 1998

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