[LINK] Bruce Schneier: Privacy eroded in virtual world
stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Feb 25 16:18:22 EST 2005
On 25/2/05 12:47 PM, "Deus Ex Machina" <vicc at cia.com.au> wrote:
> Ill throw the ball back to you, what is the point of
> drama queening...
More name-calling? Bah. But... I didn't actually say it.
> ... the privacy issues raised in the article? should I rush
> out and cancel my voicemail?
Please try to differentiate between what I wrote and what the good Mr
While I don't mind being confused with Bruce Schneier -- he's an intelligent
man who writes clearly without making personal attacks -- I didn't actually
"drama queen" (whatever that means) the issue. I simply said "Here's an
interesting article", and asked how Australia compares.
What's then happened is that people have been branded as "crazy" for even
caring about the issue. That's disgusting. That's bullying.
To pick the specific example of voicemail, all Schneier is saying (as I read
it) is that the voicemail that used to be on your answering machine on your
home is now on a server in a telephone company -- which puts it in a
different legal realm. He's then suggesting that we should ensure that the
laws covering this private information work the way we want them to.
If asking for the laws to reflect our wishes as a community is "drama
queening", hell, pass me the frock now!
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