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Harper seeks to destroy our rights so jihadists can’t

Harper says his new bill is needed to protect “rights that violent jihadism seeks to destroy.” In other words, his strategy is to really strip us of rights to prevent jihadists from someday maybe possibly destroying our rights. The bill, … Continue reading

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Why it’s hard to get people to care about privacy

Daniel J. Solove, “Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security,” Yale University Press, 2011: In many instances, privacy is threatened not by a single egregious act but by the accretion of a slow series of relatively minor … Continue reading

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Nothing to hide

Often people say they don’t worry about surveillance because they have “nothing to hide.” But whether you have “nothing to hide” is not up to you to judge. If an algorithm decides you’re involved in “suspicious activity,” or if a … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Privacy

Garret Keizer, “Privacy,” 2012: If we locate the right to privacy in the human sense of embodiment, we can question capitalism’s relationship to privacy on the same basis. ‘Private property has made us so stupid and partial,’ Marx wrote, ‘that … Continue reading

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Big Brother subverts our will to resist

Garret Keizer, “Privacy,” 2012: It is not the Constitution that is being subverted by Big Brother so much as the will to resist, without which there never could have been a Constitution in the first place. If I’m willing to … Continue reading

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