Privacy seems to have become such a naturalized sacred right in the liberal imaginary that it no longer seems necessary to make a new positive case on its behalf ... Yet we need to know
just what it is we love.
From Issue No.7
by Dawn Herrera Helphand
Like many women with countercultural affinities and too much education, when I got pregnant I began planning for a “natural,” i.e. drug-free, childbirth. Considering that up to that point I had greatly enjoyed the…
by Thomas Meaney
The right to supervision! The right to surveillance! It sounds sinister now, but it went without saying at the time that the Communists could not have maintained the esprit de corps and internal organization necessary to defeat the forces of European fascism without it…
by Lowry Pressly
Is there harm in being observed if I never find out about it and if my life is never affected in any observable way?
by Rob Horning
In May, Facebook made a widely reported change to its default privacy settings for the site’s new users, setting the audience for posts to “friends”—those users have chosen to connect with—rather than “public,” meaning…
by Nathaniel Comfort
Your genes are your essential, true identity. If we accept that message, we permit a private company to deliver to us our selves. If we reject it, we alienate ourselves from a thriving genetic community that sees itself as the bright future: open, progressive, and winning the timeless war against illness, senescence and death.