Cory Doctorow’s latest Guardian column is a must-read:
We hear a lot about the death of privacy, and the supposed end of our desire to be private. I think it’s more correct to say that we’re very bad at pricing the long-term option on a present-day privacy disclosure. That’s because privacy tradeoffs are one of those areas of public life where actions and consequences are separated by a lot of time and space. That’s a recipe for a problem that’s nearly impossible to get good at solving.