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May 19, 2006

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Tim Marman

That whole "if you're not doing anything wrong..." argument misses the point. I've written about this before.

http://slashstar.com/blogs/tim/archive/2006/02/28/police_cameras.aspx

It's ironic that in order to protect our society, we are relinquishing the very liberties that supposedly define it.

Tim Marman

Also of interest, Schneier's wonderful essay on privacy posted on Friday.

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/05/the_value_of_pr.html

Matthew Cornell

Thanks for bringing it up, Buzz. As a classic "progressive liberal" I have a tremendous problem with giving away our liberties, even if we *did* trust the government. Ugh!

Cameron Reilly

yeah Buzz, I'm with Tim. The whole "if you're not doing anything wrong..." argument is a classic diversionary tactic by the forces that want us to reside in complacency as the basic freedoms our ancestors fought and died for are being whittled away.

It's like the old story about how to boil a frog. If you throw a live frog into a pot of boiling water, it jumps back out. But throw it in a pot of cold water, and gradually turn up the heat, and it doesn't notice, and gets cooked alive. That's how freedom is taken away as well. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, etc etc.

On another note, I laughed when you said Bezos is a smart guy. I was like "duh!".

BTW, Belinda was reading We The Media in bed tonight and called out to me "Hey! Did you know your friend Buzz is in this?"

I think she was impressed that I have a famous friend!

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