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Delving Into the Blurry Line Between Public and Private Lives

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

May 17, 2012

The overarching theme at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival is the “increasingly blurred line between our public and private lives,” The Australian Financial Review reports. Surfing the Internet “leaves a trail to an intensely seductive honeypot for advertisers and law enforcement agencies alike," the report states. At the festival, philosopher A.C. Grayling suggested that worrying about an Orwellian society may not be the correct perspective in a democracy, but being vigilant about the risks of losing privacy should remain in view.
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