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Tag Archives: Security
Privacy and the political good.
What is missing from the debate on privacy, in general, and the debate over state surveillance, in particular, is the question of the political good either defended or promoted by constraining surveillance and protecting privacy. What is the political good … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, privacy, strategy Tagged Edward Snowden, Freedom of speech, National Security Agency, privacy, Security, state, Surveillance, United States Comments Off on Privacy and the political good.
Why encryption threatens democracy
The basic encryption is like a lock for the front door. It will stop the burglar, which is its main purpose. Super encryption is only needed to stop an advanced burglar not the government. When people talk about advanced encryption … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Democracy, Encryption, Judicial independence, Law, Legal Information, Politics, Rule of law, Security 4 Comments
To have privacy you must kill God
I was commenting on Paul Bernal’s excellent blog on privacy, and the title of this blog came to me. I was arguing, on the blog, with Bruce Shneier and I realized there was a connection, perhaps spurious, in political philosophical … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, privacy, transparency Tagged Christianity, God, human-rights, Middle Ages, Politics, privacy, Private sphere, religion, Security, society 4 Comments