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Bruce Schneier is a security legend, and posts like this one go a long way to proving just why. In this Wired commentary Schneier gives the best explanation I have seen as to why the ‘transparent society’ argument is a myth, why it is not better than privacy but rather equates to no privacy at all. Schneier argues that you cannot evaluate the value of privacy and disclosure unless you account for the relative power levels of the discloser and the disclosee.

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