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WikiLeaks and the cause of transparency

The WikiLeaks saga reminds us of something we already knew: there is no privacy anymore. The little we had left was taken by technology. Who among us has not paused, while writing an email, to think that it could one day be read by people we don’t know or (more embarrassingly) by people we don’t want to know what we think of them. This fear of exposure has been with us for more than a decade and WikiLeaks only reminds us of “the new normal” that we live with. It will have a chilling effect for some time, but almost surely people will soon forget and continue on as they were.

via WikiLeaks and the cause of transparency | Anya Schiffrin | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.