is that the privacy battle has been lost and lost comprehensively. For the average person doing average things it effectively no longer exists. Sure, there are ways round it, but you are just not going to get most people to use them, most of the time.
I don't think here is a way to put the genie back in the bottle, so we need to instead think of how we can live with it. The problem is not so much that privacy dissapears, but that it is asymmetric. Corporations and governments know a lot more about us than we do about them. Google could start by publishing minutes of ALL their meetings, salaries of all their employees etc, Similarly the balance of Freedom of Information to Security in government needs to change. I don't see why people in positions to affect markets or pass legislation should have any expectation of privacy AT ALL while they are in those positions. Lets stick 24 hour live feeds on all legislators and executives and really live in a post privacy world.