Monday, January 30, 2012

The Dangers of Sharing

Morozov, Evgeny. "The Dangers of Sharing." The New York Times, January 27, 2012.

From the article: "Today, however, the "death of privacy" is more like death by a thousand cuts: information leaks out slowly and invisibly, and so routinely that we’re hardly shocked when it does…in "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy," by Lori Andrews, a law professor and bioethicist…She ventures far beyond the social networks of her subtitle to consider the ramifications of search engines, data mining, targeted "behavioral" advertising and other technologies. Likewise, she covers a range of issues beyond privacy, including discrimination in the workplace and free speech in schoolsshe proposes a rather odd solution of her own: the global adoption of a "social network constitution" that could become "a touchstone, an expression of fundamental values, that we should use to judge the activities of social networks and their citizens." Read more

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