The Desolation of Smog

“The smog of personal data is the carbon dioxide of privacy. We’ve emitted far too much of it over the past decades, refusing to contemplate the consequences until the storms came. Now they’ve arrived, and they’ll only get worse, because the databases that haven’t breached yet are far bigger, and more sensitive than those that have.” Cory Doctorow: Forget Apple’s fight with the FBI — our privacy catastrophe has only just begun.

+ The case between Hulk Hogan and Gawker may provide some answers to “what legal scholars say are important and largely unresolved questions about the line between privacy and free expression in the Internet era.” (Damn, the Internet is weird.)

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