Fwd: GNU hackers discover HACIENDA government surveillance and give us a way to fight back

Garreau, Alexandre galex-713 at galex-713.eu
Sat Aug 23 18:17:34 CEST 2014

On 2014-08-23 at 12:16, dan at geer.org wrote:
>> On 2014-08-22 at 21:13, Rejo Zenger wrote:
>> Open data and transparency should only be about what concerns everybody,
>> like government actions, trains schedule, etc. not private information.
> Is this not the core of the question?  In a world of social media
> and sensor-driven everything, does not the very concept of private
> information fade, per se?  I believe it does.

It will be when any kind of authority (thus hierarchy) or intolerance
(thus ignorance/inconsciousness) would have *perfectly disappeared*.
Whenever it’s possible or not, we can still see that today it isn’t so,
therefore privacy still has importance.
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