[ExI] snowden paradox: was: RE: Sanders, Clinton and Trump

Bill Hibbard test at ssec.wisc.edu
Thu May 19 20:40:12 UTC 2016


> Still, the issue is not transparency/privacy but secrecy and
> accountability. If somebody uses you likeness or information in ways
> that are harmful to you, do you have a legal or moral recourse? A system
> giving tremendous power to some actors must also give them equally
> tremendous accountability - and if it has failed to do so, it needs to
> correct itself.

Doesn't that require transparency, so that the public
is aware of how the tremendous power is used? That is
exactly my intent in advocating transparency. I realize
this is a semantic nitpik, but I think we need to be
clear about the need for transparency.


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