Do Privacy Fears Allow Terrorism?
from the that's-the-question dept
Are privacy and security mutually exclusive? While many people seem to think so, I have a problem with the assertion. It assumes that “more information” is the same as “better information” when, in reality, “more information” can mean it’s harder to find the important information. However, the debate continues to rage on. The ACLU and the ACM arranged a discussion on the topic and invited someone to defend things like the TIA program to spy on everyone – and it’s generated quite a bit of press. Declan McCullough wrote up a pretty straightforward wrapup of the debate, while Wired News described all these techies and privacy advocates as temporarily
stunned when they were called Luddites for not supporting programs like the TIA that would let the government spy on everyone. Hiawatha Bray at the Boston Globe focused more on the folks on the other side of the debate who argued for privacy rights.