YOU HAVE NO PRIVACY, GET OVER IT
YOU HAVE NO PRIVACY -- GET OVER IT
The Plain Dealer, October 25, 1999 SECTION: PERSONAL TECH; Pg. 6E TITLE: PRIVACY IN PERIL; THE SAME WEB THAT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE WORLD GIVES THE WORLD ACCESS TO YOU // acs-EE2001
"You have zero privacy," said Scott McNealy, chief executive of high-tech giant Sun Microsystems. "Get over it."
PRIVACY IS ONE OF THE CASUALTIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Laura Berman, The Detroit News, December 21, 1999, SECTION: Metro; Pg. D1 TITLE: Privacy a major casualty in this new high-tech dot.com world // acs-EE2001
Among the casualties of the 20th century -- smallpox, the slide rule, the eight-track tape, the Soviet Union and the milk man -- we may want to add this one: Privacy.
PRIVACY IS GONE GET OVER IT
Barbara Young, senior vice president of the Financial & Professional Services Group of Shandwick-Minneapolis, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) March 20, 2000, SECTION: BUSINESS; Pg. 3D TITLE: The thundering privacy train; Unless some of the steam is let out of this issue, businesses, consumers and the economy all could be derailed // acs-VT2001
Scott McNealy, CEO and chairman of Sun Microsystems, recently proclaimed: "You have zero privacy. Get over it."
While his derisive statement created a huge stir, his point is worth understanding. People, businesses and government already have information about us. It's not a matter of whether data are shared. It's a matter of what data are shared, with whom, when and why.