Why Privacy Matters

TEDGlobal 2014

Great presentation, pay particular attention to parts in the video on:

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg saying "privacy is no longer a social norm" yet buying houses around him to protect his own privacy.

2. Panopticon

Using the panopticon in controlling people.

3. Prison in the Mind

. . . because mass surveillance creates a prison in the mind that is a much more subtle though much more effective means of fostering compliance with social norms or with social orthodoxy, much more effective than brute force could ever be.