18 May 2006

What Do You Have to Hide?

Trust one of my digital heroes - Bruce Schneier - to provide a definitive rebuttal to the tired cliché trotted out by all those who would put us under surveillance: "If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" Basically, it comes down to the fact that

Privacy is ... a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect.

Read the piece for Schneier's paean to the "eternal value of privacy", as he puts it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


this is a lil off topic - but i just read yer greatest OS*

i always felt ValDocs which came bundled with the Epson QX-10 was amazing!!!

unbelievably EZ to use! - especially compared to crapola like MS-DOS!


Chris Rutkowski was the dude behind this incredible software*

i think it was compiled in CPM by Digital Research.

sadly the world went PC & DOS*