You share something, you get something back: How the web is redefining privacy

O'Reilly Media CIO, Jonathan Reichental, speaks at TEDx in Chicago.

Over the past 10 years the web has become an increasingly ubiquitous and useful utility for hundreds of millions of people across the world. But as I discover as I ramble across the rich terrain of the web, many of its benefits come at the cost of privacy. In the following short presentation I wonder if the web has ultimately become our least private domain and whether, in fact, that may be a good thing.

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  • Gianmarco

    Germans shut Google Maps down because Google was secretly recording WiFi data with his Street Cars.
    Non only the names and positions of the WiFi networks, but also clear text packets and passwords and everything they could sniff out of the air.
    The way it is put in the video makes German look like privacy freaks compared to the oh-so-liberal US.

    Disclaimer: I am not German

  • It will be interesting to see how the regulatory environment surrounding privacy evolves as the US Congress legislates and the US Supreme Court renders decisions about Internet privacy. Unfortunately, neither most lawmakers nor most judges will have much technology knowledge. Hopefully they educate themselves before making significant decisions!