“As Julian Assange has said, it just happens to be a fact about reality, such as that you can build atomic bombs, that there are math problems that you can create that even the strongest state cannot break … there is a property of the universe that is on the side of privacy, because some encryption algorithms are impossible for any government to break, ever.” – LRB · John Lanchester · When Bitcoin Grows Up: What is Money?
“We can only figure out what it means to be private once we figure out what it means to be social. And we’ve barely begun to re-invent that.” – Internet Under Fire Gets New Manifesto — Medium
“Al Gore: Okay, so governments — that’s one threat. But, business are collecting way more information than they should. We now have a stalker economy where customers become products. And I’m not the first one to say that.” – Al Gore says Silicon Valley is a “stalker economy”
“The most interesting comments, they don’t come from people with Klout scores, they don’t come from people who actually have a long history of commenting on our sites or any sites. Often it’s a first-timer. Often it’s anonymous. Sometimes they’re moved, they’re so outraged by what you just wrote, that they want to set the record straight.” – Nick Denton in an article about Gawker’s Burner Accounts