In Brief

The New Yorker identifies and discusses some of the implied issues within the privacy debate - beyond social software and into the global and political landscape.

Privacy has been a much-discussed topic this year – but arguably not as much as it has been or will be following Sunday’s latest Wikileak of State Department cable traffic transmissions. That release has since raised questions over free press, journalistic responsibility, matters of national security and privacy that currently lacks a clear and conclusive answer.

A piece at The New Yorker got us thinking about privacy, its definitions, implications and its obviously higher stakes – beyond just Facebook and Google. In this age of transparency and ‘open and accountable’ government and business – what is truly private?

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