11 July 2007

Why "Nothing to Hide" Has Nothing to Do With It

Openness, privacy and surveillance are locked in an eternal, complex dance. One of the commonest ploys of the surveillance mob is to invoke the "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" idea. Here's a detailed, if slightly legalistic, picking apart of that trope - noting, rightly, that the question itself is skewed. (Via Slashdot.)

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