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Reciprocity of knowledge vs Power of abuse

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:38:36 -0400
Message-Id: <79088F04-BE98-47AF-843D-AE767A00C934@opera.com>
Cc: Edd Dumbill <edd@usefulinc.com>
To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
I have seen this blog post of Edd Dumbill, and thought:

A reciprocity of knowledge doesn't remove the power of being able to abuse the knowledge. Not everyone is equal with the same knowledge.

The blog post:

    In eddology • by edd dumbill, I switched on…
    At http://eddology.com/post/4528170109/latitude-tracking

    I switched on the location history feature of 
    Google Latitude on my Android phone. Not only do I 
    get this astonishingly detailed timeline (this is 
    one hour of errand-running in Sunday) but I can 
    hit the “play” button and watch my trail acted 
    This might seem creepy, until you realize your 
    phone company and law enforcement agencies have 
    access to this data whenever they want. So it’s 
    only fair I should have access 

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Monday, 11 April 2011 16:39:08 UTC

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