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Die Gedanken Sind Frei
January-February 2004 (vol. 2 no. 1)
pp. 53-55

Security and privacy are twin social goods that exist in perpetual tension: our society has debated the trade-offs between them ever since the first days of social organization. Over the ages, the border between security and privacy has moved back and forth as first one side and then the other made bold steps forward from events in ideas, economics, technology, and warfare. At present, privacy appears to be in retreat under the threat of terrorism; it seems at times as if we ourselves are destroying the very freedom that terrorists find so threatening. In this issue, we'll look at some radical views of privacy's future through the eyes of several influential science-fiction (SF) writers.

Index Terms:
privacy, science fiction, society, free thought
Citation:
Marc Donner, "Die Gedanken Sind Frei," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 53-55, Jan.-Feb. 2004, doi:10.1109/MSECP.2004.1264854
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