"We've sacrificed a lot of privacy in the last few years in the
name of security. Are we actually safer as a result?
"The whole security vs. privacy dichotomy is a false one. There
are many security measures—door locks, burglar alarms, tall
chain-link fences—that have nothing to do with privacy.
It’s only identity-based security that affects privacy, and
there are limits to that approach. I’ve repeatedly said that
exactly two things have made airplane travel safer since 9/11:
reinforcing cockpit doors and convincing passengers that they need
to fight back. Those two things have no effect on privacy. Security
measures that affect privacy, like ID checks, haven’t made us
any safer. The real dichotomy is liberty vs. control. And real
security comes from liberty plus privacy."
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