Comments on: Should we ditch the idea of privacy? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Migrom eebest8 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-627846 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:54:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-627846 This is one awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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By: DonTapscott http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44285 Wed, 16 May 2012 20:39:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44285 Please see my second post on this topic!

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By: ChicagoFats http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44280 Wed, 16 May 2012 20:07:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44280 I don’t believe privacy and anonymity are synonymous, although they can overlap. Just because I share (publicly) an opinion or a piece of data regarding my life does not mean I am willing that anyone, Facebook for example, should know every intimate detail about me. What I discuss with my doctor is no one’s business save for my wife and my health insurer. Prior to the Internet we ate, shopped, travelled, worshipped, and voted without concern that private industry would gather all that information together to turn us into a marketing number.

I may choose to remain anonymous for a variety of reasons, some of them good and some not so good. This concept likewise predates the Internet. There may be situations where it is not healthy for the general public to know exactly who is making a particular comment, who is blowing the whistle, who is looking for specific information. The Alcoholics Anonymous model is a good example.

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By: DoUKnowFoucault http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44237 Tue, 15 May 2012 05:59:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44237 I do agree with “DifferentOne”. Furthermore the socialnets are just a reproduction of the consumption and publicity (Has the author read about “Cutural Industry” by Adorno and Horkheimer???). It keeps the mass out of policy, cause rarely the majority of people will discuss complex-deeper-timespending themes such as welfare, sustentability or health (financial, mental, spiritual…); they chat away about parties, shopping, sports and celebrities instead. It maintains their ilusion of living an extraordinary reality full of happines (unless their friends don`t “like” it).
On the other hand socialnets are doubtless efficiant to pull like-minded people together!

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44208 Mon, 14 May 2012 13:40:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44208 The risk of admitting to illness or disease that will be expensive to cure could be enough to disqualify one from potential employment.

Being public on the social sites also means one can be dunned with come-ons for all sorts of dubious and even useless products and services. I’m not even on the social sites and I get hundreds of junk emails daily.

The information may be very public but the money others make on the data of your life isn’t. The public doesn’t get to spend the fortunes others make on all that personal information.

If privacy dies, so should private property. The prehistoric tribal societies (the instinct that is being seduced by the social media?) were usually all communal and family based. I’m sure prehistoric tribal societies were never that public about their lives if one was not part of the tribe. I also suspect that only a few people in tribal societies knew the whole story about the tribe or their environment and the rest lived in various states of ignorance, unconsciousness and the inability to see more than their immediate concerns.

Knowledge is power. But, I suppose, if so much information is available easily – perhaps knowledge looses its power? But money still has a lot of clout and that is the information that never gets so readily shared.

Living in an actual tribal society would probably have a lot less need for all those endless gadgets building an electronic tribalism. And they might not need the advertising either?

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44185 Mon, 14 May 2012 05:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44185 As long as the sharing of personal information is not mandated I have no problem with it. There is a downside to unbridled openness. There are some who will use that data to exploit and even harm. Information is not just an asset, in the wrong hands it is a weapon. One should consider the risk before diving into the social media frenzy.

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By: explorer08 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44168 Mon, 14 May 2012 01:47:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44168 I was under the impression that privacy had ALREADY been ditched. Who thinks we still have privacy? Anyone? Anyone?

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By: maGiK http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44162 Sun, 13 May 2012 23:11:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44162 Should we ditch the idea of privacy? A well-guarded privacy in today’s social media driven world is an oxymoron. Or else, Yahoo’s CEO would have continued in office for another year, at least.

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By: alane http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44161 Sun, 13 May 2012 22:24:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44161 The people at social media companies FEED on the personal data YOU provide them. They will say anything to make you dish out more details about your life that they will amass, and sell to advertisers for big profits. Destroying civilized society’s notion of privacy for their gain.

We live in a world where if a company finds out you are sickly, have a chronic illness, they will fire you. Your political views? ditto.
People like in Facebook, Julian Assange are like teenagers who do not understand the perils, dangerous of them placing sensitive information in the wrong hands, and they just use their computer skills to ‘grab and dash’ with as much notoriety/dollars, as they can get away with.

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By: briandconnolly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/05/11/should-we-ditch-the-idea-of-privacy/#comment-44123 Sun, 13 May 2012 09:58:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12781#comment-44123 Privacy = the individual = value. It’s that simple. Less than that is… less than that.

Now, of course, people like Jarvis and others can sell empowerment to the talentless masses in exchange for popularity, a few shekels and a teaching gig. There’s a sucker born every day. But there’s more going on there. Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” comes to mind.

Anyway, Don, you redeemed yourself in the last three paragraphs. What took you so long? Hey, come to think of it, as a futurist, where were you with this clarion call five years ago?

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