destinyland writes: "In a new interview, Adrian Lamo (the grey-hat hacker who turned in PFC Manning) argues "Privacy is quite dead. That people still worship at its corpse doesn’t change that...." He makes the case that the biggest threat to our privacy today "is our own limited understanding of how little privacy we truly have," and criticizes the use of encryption with poor personal/operations security measures, saying it creates a false sense of security which "can sometimes do more harm than good by way of creating an irrationally optimistic threat model." Lamo places a high value on personal privacy, but warns that "it's necessary to drop the blinders of believing rights are in any way enforceable — beyond our own ability to make them enforceable.""
"The eleventh commandment was `Thou Shalt Compute' or `Thou Shalt Not
Compute' -- I forget which."
-- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982