View Full Version : What Is Privacy?

2007-Nov-12, 05:33 AM
Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, seems to have his own idea. (http://wcbstv.com/national/privacy.domestic.surveillance.2.565189.html)

I found Kerr's arguments full of...well, many examples of logical fallacies including appeals to popularity, consequences, and novelty, the bandwagon fallacy, a really obvious red herring (pew!), and of course, begging the question. It certainly ties in quite well with the BA's opinion of AT&T. (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/10/02/att-still-sucks-and-angela-gunn-knows-it/)

Snoops are snoops, no matter what. And the Constitution and its amendments are the fundamental law of the United States, no matter how inconvenient they may be for certain groups.

Meanwhile let's keep this about the definition of privacy, rather than turn it into a partisan political debate.
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
-att. Benjamin Franklin

2007-Nov-12, 05:38 AM
So, no surprises then, just more of the same old song-and-dance. "We're doing it for National Security/the Greater Good/the War On Terror/to defeat the Commies/for the Children." And if you object, you must want the bad guys to win.

2007-Nov-12, 09:46 AM
What is Privacy?

If you don't want your personal life be known to other people , then better keep it to yourself.


2007-Nov-12, 10:04 AM
Privacy is respect.

2007-Nov-12, 12:04 PM
The only way to keep something private these days is to keep it in your head. Even inside your own home isn't respected as private anymore.