- Arkady Grudzinsky
- Beaverton, OR
- United States
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Do we need privacy?
1. The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people.
2. The state of being free from public attention.
So, it's a form of freedom. I find it deeply controversial.
Does it mean that we should not pay attention to each other? There are stories on internet of people dying in subway from heart attack in the midst of a crowd passing by.
Is it possible? We leave traces behind us every minute - online, when we use credit cards to buy something, even by walking in the street with a cell phone in our pocket. Why are we outraged or feel threatened when we find out that someone "is watching"? Perhaps, it goes deeper in our psyche that we think or can explain.
What is the difference between privacy and secrecy? When and why do we need them?
Some people put their whole life online. Some are cautious about giving any personal information to anyone. Ironically, we can protect ourselves from oppression and crime both ways.
What's your attitude towards privacy? I would appreciate the links to videos and sources on this topic.