freejung - 11:39 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
I don't know... that's dangerously close to the "only the guilty need worry" attitude that is behind the acceptance of so many invasions of privacy. How does it apply in this case? Are you saying that I shouldn't ever leave my house if I don't want people to know I'm not home? That makes no sense.
There are details of everyone's life that they should not be sharing with the world, for various reasons, many of which are perfectly legitimate. To pick just one other example, if I am being treated for a mental illness, I might not want my boss or my co-workers to know about it for fear of workplace discrimination. By the above logic, I should just not seek treatment.
The whole idea that you only have to worry about your privacy being invaded if you're doing something wrong is deeply flawed and very dangerous.