The participating Panopticon: The Internet of Things [Article]

Technology is the solution to the world’s problems, say many. Blind belief in technology may be our generation’s downfall, considering that we are blind to rest of the world’s beauty & its own coping mechanisms. Don’t get me wrong, I love this connected world. Bruce Schneier, writing in the Guardian, points out, Will giving the internet eyes and ears mean the end of privacy?.

The usual response to privacy is “Why worry if you’ve got nothing to hide?”. Here’s a few reasons

 Privacy involves the responsibility on the part of those who collect and use your data to keep it secure in order to prevent fraud and identity theft. We don’t say to an identity theft victim “don’t worry if you have nothing to hide.”

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