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Did Last Week Mark the End of Privacy?


August 2, 2010

CNET News reports on a conversation between media industry pundit Jeff Jarvis and Danah Boyd of Microsoft that took place at the Supernova conference in Philadelphia, PA, last week. Both speakers weighed in on privacy in the framework of social networking, the government and the media. Boyd noted security, protection of PII and avoiding embarrassment as reasons people tend to uphold privacy, while Jarvis warned that alarmism over privacy may cause people to miss "getting to the benefits of publicness that the Internet makes possible." Meanwhile, a Telegraph blogger writes about online data sharing, questioning whether the "end of privacy" has come.
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