New Internationalist


VB: Why does privacy matter?

AP: Privacy matters for several reasons. One is to do with self-protection. As a child growing up, one of the developmental achievements is having, or believing that you have, a private space inside yourself that is un-impinge-able on by anyone, that means you can’t be violated, you can’t be intruded upon, you can’t be taken over and you can’t be colonized. So, you have some sense of internal safety as though there was a protected space inside you. One way of seeing this is as ‘having a mind of your own’.

What aspects of digital intrusion into our privacy most concern you?

All the forms of surveillance technology; all the ways in which we are compelled to consume or think about consumption, even when we do not want to. Contemporary technology is extremely intrusive. It’s not

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de New Internationalist

New Internationalist5 min de lecture
Love And Other Conspiracies
A visceral fear of the invader is alive and well in India. The image of the savage conqueror has evolved from a barbaric Genghis Khan thundering down the Central Asian steppe, or a Muhammad of Ghor descending from the rugged Hindu Kush to establish M
New Internationalist1 min de lecture
Athletics Policing Bodies
Female athletes, largely from the Global South, have been subject to decades of ‘invasive’ and ‘medically unnecessary’ testing – based on sexual and racial stereotypes – by the sport’s governing body, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Research f
New Internationalist2 min de lecturePopular Culture & Media Studies
The Facts
The top 10 health misinformation websites reached 4 times more people (420 million views) than the top 10 health information authorities, during the April 2020 first peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. DRINK BLEACH Health misinformation websites OFFICIAL