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Privacy and security

October 16, 2013

Individua; privacy and securityI’ve been convinced for years that the concepts of “privacy” and “security” as most people imagine them no longer exist. Recent news surrounding NSA capabilities and activities brought that discussion into the mainstream. There is some value gained, I believe, in living with the presumption that all of our individual and collective actions and communications are subject to public scrutiny. The best we can hope for is that increased information flow and resulting disclosures are used to promote peace and that, as individuals, the intimate records of our lives meld into the mass.

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  1. Knowing that I have an interest in this issue, friends have sent articles dealing with online security. This article at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance concludes that reliable online security is imparctical for the average Internet user. The far more practical solution is to not expect a high level of security and privacy.

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