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Yin YangThe Yin and Yang of Privacy and Transparency

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Published on: December 28, 2012

Transparency and Privacy: the Yin Yang of Our Age ()

Yin Yang

“May you live in interesting times.” – Ancient Chinese curse

There has never been a time in history where so many people have had so much access to so much information as right now. Entire encyclopedias, vastly more expansive than twenty printed volumes, are now easily and freely available on the Internet, and through wikis they are constantly being updated and refreshed. Gigantic databases catalog every actor, director, writer, and more involved in every piece of film made or even in the works, and again can be freely accessed by us all. And an endless army of bloggers fill the Internet with their observations, opinions, beliefs, yearnings, and experiences.

It all sounds great, but there is a problem. More information about everything means more information about you and me. And that is making more than a few people uncomfortable. In this post, I, a humble member of the army of bloggers, want to take a look at the modern yin yang of transparency and privacy.


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