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Itworld: Identity is Dead. Get Over It

Jul 21, 2006, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean McGrath)

"Some years ago, Scott McNealy quipped that electronic privacy is dead and that we need to get over it. Like many good one-liners, the assertion is an over-simplification but has enough piercing truth to it, to get heads nodding.

"It is of course, possible to make things private for any given definition of 'private' and any given definition of 'things.' Sweeping generalizations are easily tripped over with specifics. Now, rather than dive down a rabbit hole trying to define terms like 'privacy', I would like to take a different tack..."

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