NBC Think Again did a short feature about my article, “I’ve Got Nothing to Hide and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy.” In this interview we talk about what privacy really means and how little of it we actually have. Click here to watch this interview, or watch it in the embedded video below.
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Cartoon: Nothing to Hide
Here’s a cartoon about the nothing-to-hide argument. One of the most common arguments of those unconcerned about government surveillance or privacy invasions is “I’ve got nothing to hide.” I wrote a book addressing this argument and other faulty arguments made in the debate about privacy versus security. Recently, I posted the full text of my […]
The Nothing-to-Hide Argument – My Essay’s 10th Anniversary
In response to government surveillance or massive data gathering, many people say that there’s nothing to worry about. “I’ve got nothing to hide,” they declare. “The only people who should worry are those who are doing something immoral or illegal.” The nothing-to-hide argument is ubiquitous. This is why I wrote an essay about it 10 […]
Is There a Good Response to the “Nothing to Hide” Argument?
One of the most common attitudes of those unconcerned about government surveillance or privacy invasions is “I’ve got nothing to hide.” I was talking the issue over one day with a few colleagues in my field, and we all agreed that thus far, those emphasizing the value of privacy had not been able to articulate […]