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Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

E2ed169f43b7aae4f46de5fa9ef837e9?s=47 Peter Rukavina
March 30, 2009
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Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

A guest lecture presented to the "Philosophy of Technology" course at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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Peter Rukavina

March 30, 2009
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  1. Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

  2. Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

  3. ruk.ca

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  5. 5,313 blog posts

  6. 982,577 words

  7. 17,639 comments

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  9. writing my blog is how I process what happens in

    my life
  10. I do it for myself

  11. it’s important that I do it in public – it’s

    more than just a diary, it’s a performance
  12. rukapedia

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  18. plazes

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  25. Default Privacy Setting ON

  26. Default Privacy Setting OFF

  27. “When in doubt, share it.”

  28. Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

  29. gallbladder

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  36. open source

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  41. open info

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  50. hitchhiking

  51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/teppo/40045087/

  52. “Pay it forward.”

  53. obligation

  54. The benefits of a rich, open pool of knowledge are

    so great that those who have learned have an obligation to share what they’ve learned.
  55. Privacy and the Obligation to Explain

  56. “I’m going to take a different tack on privacy, suggesting

    that the default setting for privacy should be ‘off,’ that we should all share everything always.”
  57. “But do you really? I think it is very fair

    to say there is a range of topics which you (and any blogger) are more comfortable with sharing but aren't there whole areas of human activity that you do not discuss with good reason? Like me, you do not share anything about your sex life, your bowel movements, your client’s business matters and your doubts as to the capacity of those you love or rely upon. There may be other things. This is good and does not defeat your point. But there are limits.” – Alan McLeod
  58. Are there limits? Why?

  59. How would the world work if we all shared everything,

    always?