Secrecy and Privacy
Interesting article on the history of, and the relationship between, secrecy and privacy.
As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late. The horse is out of the barn. The post office has opened your mail. Your photograph is on Facebook. Google already knows that, notwithstanding your demographic, you hate kale.
Posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM • 6 Comments