A Slightly Chilling Privacy Discussion
The distinction between what should be private and what is part of the public domain gets fuzzier every day. From paparazzi harassing celebrities because, in their words, celebrities are public property – to the proliferation of social media and our propensity to share every single thought that crosses our minds, our privacy is rapidly diminishing.
Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University recently presented a digitally disturbing Ted Talk on what this means for the online aficionado and why we should care.
“One of the defining fights of our times will be the fight for the control over personal information.”