Time to reclaim your privacy, says philosopher

Catherine Armitage
Sydney Morning Herald

GOOGLE, Yahoo, Facebook and other commercial organisations that mine data on people’s private activities should be required to regularly ”send us a report on what they have got on us”, the English celebrity philosopher A.C. Grayling argues.

This would be a first step in reclaiming privacy so thoughtlessly given away in our seduction by social media.

History shows that ”complete anarchy” surrounding the initial use of revolutionary communication technologies – from print to Morse code, radio and television – is brought to order by users themselves seeking boundaries, Professor Grayling says.

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