In this episode we build on our previous podcast on privacy by examining, from a philosophical point of view, what the instrumental and intrinsic benefits to privacy are. Is there some fundamental, moral reason to protect privacy, or is it simply a way to prevent various misuses of data? If misuse is the real issue, would a co-veillance society be trustworthy enough to simply give up privacy? Or is it intrinsically wrong, like torture? We also discuss how privacy and security are often at odds with each other, and how privacy can be understood as an issue of information flow.
- Review the Future podcast Episode 003: Is Privacy Dead?
- The Snowden leaks; a meta-narrative by Charlie Stross
- The Wedding Album by David Marusek
- Upstream Color
- Ramez Naam’s Nexus
- Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It by Kevin Kelly
- Article: Philosopher Michael Lynch Says Privacy Violations Are An Affront To Human Dignity
- ‘Cybersecurity’ begins with integrity, not surveillance by Cory Doctorow