Issue No. 01 - January-February (2004 vol. 2)
<p>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.</p>
privacy, science fiction, society, free thought
M. Donner, "Die Gedanken Sind Frei," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 2, no. , pp. 53-55, 2004.