In Brief

Even super-injunctions can't stop us prying while our every movement is tracked by the phone in our pocket.

This article titled “Personal privacy is a thing of the past, so you’d better get used to it” was written by John Naughton, for The Observer on Saturday 23rd April 2011 23.04 UTC

Recent events in the high court suggest that we now have two parallel media universes.

In one – Universe A – we find tightly knit groups of newspaper editors and expensive lawyers trying to persuade a judge that details of the sexual relations between sundry celebrities and a cast of characters once memorably characterised by a Glasgow lawyer as “hoors, pimps and comic singers” should (or should not) be published in the public prints.

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