Essays Tagged "Montréal Review"

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Trust and Society

  • Bruce Schneier
  • The Montréal Review
  • February 2013

This morning, I flew from Boston to New York. Before that, I woke up in a hotel, trusting everyone on the staff who has a master key. I took a Boston taxi to the airport, trusting not just the taxi driver, but everyone else on the road. At Boston’s Logan Airport, I had to trust everyone who worked for the airline, everyone who worked at the airport, and the thousands of other passengers. I also had to trust everyone who came in contact with the food I bought and ate before boarding my plane. In New York, I similarly had to trust everyone at LaGuardia Airport, my New York taxi driver, and the staff at my new hotel—where I am right now, writing this…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.