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A Case for Privacy

Recognizing privacy as essential for both the well-being of individuals and our communities has only become more urgent as technological innovation continues to erode the distinction between our private and public lives. Unfortunately, the bond between privacy and the individual is often glossed over, framed as an opaque black box which undermines our ability to recognize its importance. It is essential that we understand how privacy enables meaningful human expression granting both individuals and groups the opportunity embrace and cultivate our shared human nature.

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The Significance of Privacy in Constructing the Person

Photo: HLS Historical and Special Collections The recognition of privacy as essential for both the well-being of individuals and the multiplicity of networks we constitute has only become more urgent as technological innovation continues to erode the distinction between our private and public lives. Unfortunately, the bond between privacy and the individual is often glossed over, framed a black box which undermines the ability and will necessary for its defense. Understanding how the expectation of ...continue


Instantiating Complexity with Simplicity and Heterogeneity as Descriptors

Photo: Cover of Law, John and Annemarie Mol, eds. 2006. Complexities: social studies of knowledge practices. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. How we engage with complexity is shaped by our understanding of its structure which in turn frames our ability to communicate those challenges simply and effectively. Complexity is quick to reveal itself when moving between the simple and the complex, an observation not lost on application security professionals who create policy documents establishing an organization’s ...continue


The Internet, Democracy, and the Public Sphere’s Evolution

A free and neutral internet is now a necessary precondition for democracy. To recognize and appreciate the responsibility we’ve entrusted to a continuously evolving global network we look closely at how has fused with with our social, economic, and political institutions. Jürgen Habermas concept of the public sphere gives us the opportunity to untangle why a free and neutral internet is essential component of guaranteeing civil rights, liberties, and a successful democracy. Although the term ...continue


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