Data is the Pollution of the Information Age

Bruce Schneier summarizes his earlier work on privacy in Privacy in the Age of Persistence, where he says, “Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved.”

Excerpts:

  • Recording everything you say on your cell phone is only a few years away.
  • Prosecutors today use the fact that someone left his cell phone at home as evidence that he didn’t want to be tracked.
  • Privacy isn’t just about having something to hide; it’s a basic right that has enormous value to democracy, liberty, and our humanity.

Read this topic in Bruce’s March Crypto-Gram.

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