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55,967. When ghetto living seems normal, you have no shame, no privacy. (Normal & Privacy) Malcolm X
5,469. That the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. Political, social, and economic changes entail the recognition of new rights, and the common law, in its eternal youth, grows to meet the demands of society.
The press is overstepping in every direction the obvious bounds of propriety and of decency. Gossip is no longer the resource of the idle and of the vicious, but has become a trade, which is pursued with industry as well as effrontery. To satisfy a prurient taste the details of sexual relations are spread broadcast in the columns of the daily papers ... The intensity and complexity of life, attendant upon advancing civilization, have rendered necessary some retreat from the world, and man, under the refining influence of culture, has become more sensitive to publicity, so that solitude and privacy have become more essential to the individual; but modern enterprise and invention have, through invasions upon his privacy, subjected him to mental pain and distress, far greater than could be inflicted by mere bodily injury. (Freedom & Individual & Law & Press & Newspapers & Privacy) Louis D Brandeis & Samuel Warren, The Right to Privacy
7,586. The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual. (Computer & Privacy & Individual) Earl Warren
7,226. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. (Book & Privacy) Edward P Morgan
30,918. This is the birth of privacy. The private letter was a new kind of vehicle for private emotion. (England & Writing & Privacy) Adam Nicholson, The Century that Wrote Itself III: A World Re-Shaped by Writing
75,768. And private in his chamber pens himself,
Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out,
And makes himself an artificial night. (Hermit & Privacy) William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet I i 135-137
75,232. The idea of the government intruding into the privacy of the bedroom and arresting and imprisoning people because of adult consensual act is contrary to that purpose of limited government. (Homosexual & Privacy) Edward Tabash, lawyer, political and social activist
76,233. In Lawrence v Texas the right of sexual privacy was extended to same-sex conduct. (Homosexual & Privacy) Edward Tabash
85,763. In January of 2001 fans attending the Super Bowl in Tampa were surprised to learn their faces had been captured by cameras, and then scanned by a database of known and suspected felons. Big Brother, Big Business
85,764. When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else. David Brin
85,765. Privacy is one of the biggest problems in this new electronic age. At the heart of the Internet culture is a force that wants to find out everything about you. And once it has found out everything about you and two hundred million others, that’s a very valuable asset, and people will be tempted to trade and do commerce with that asset. This wasn’t the information that people were thinking of when they called this the information age. Andrew Grove, Intel co-founder
85,766. Each individual is continually engaged in a personal adjustment process in which he balances the desire for privacy with the desire for disclosure and communication of himself to others, in light of the environmental conditions and social norms set by the society in which he lives. Alan Westin, Privacy and Freedom 1968
85,767. The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. William O Douglas dissenting, Public Utilities Commission v Pollak, 343 US 451 467 1952
85,768. There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions – a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude. Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, Look magazine 17th March 1959
85,769. Every man should know that his conversations, his correspond- dence, and his personal life are private. I have urged Congress – except when the Nation’s security is at stake – to take action to that end. Lyndon B Johnson 1967
85,770. For what reason have I this vast range and circuit, some square miles of unfrequented forest, for my privacy, abandoned to me by men? My nearest neighbor is a mile distant, and no house is visible from any place but the hill-tops within half a mile of my own. I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other. But for the most part it is as solitary where I live as on the prairies. It is as much Asia or Africa as New England. I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself. Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1856
85,771. Privacy is the space bad people need to do bad things in. Paul McMullan, former deputy features editor News of the World, to Leveson Inquiry 29 November 2011
89,485. A permanent war against a hidden enemy. A new strategy of prevention. And new perils to privacy ... The government’s secret surveillance efforts. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) Frontline: Spying on the Home Front, PBS
89,486. Innocent people will get caught in the dragnet. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,487. Spying on the home front had begun in the shadow of 9/11. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,488. The NSA was accused of invading American civil liberties during the scandals of the Watergate era in the 1970s. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,489. Privacy has become an illusion. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,490. The government accounting office found 199 data mining projects in more than 50 government agencies. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,491. In 2007, nearly two years after this programme was broadcast in the US, the National Intelligence Director confirmed that US telecommunication companies had played a key role in the domestic eavesdropping programme. The telecoms companies have been granted immunity by the US courts for cooperating with the government in its surveillance activities but it’s for the federal courts to decide such scheme’s constitutionality. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
90,662. Does it concern you that your telephone company may be providing your phone records to the government without your knowledge and permission? (Telephone & Mobile Phone & Data & Privacy) CNN News ‘Privacy on the Line’, Cafferty File
108,697. This is one of the most important first amendment cases in American history.’ (Free Speech & Privacy) Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press, 2017, critic
108,698. Hogan suing the website Gawker [Bollea v Gawker] for publishing a website that shows him having sex with a former wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. news
108,699. Against a backdrop of mistrust of the media. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. critic
108,700. It just gets weirder and weirder and weirder. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid.
108,701. Gawker claims he’s fair game and it’s news. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. television news
108,702. Hogan breaks down crying at the verdict. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. critic
108,703. $140 million in damages. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. television news
108,704. Hulk Hogan’s Benefactor Revealed: Tech Billionaire Funded Lawsuit Against Gossip Site. (Free Speech & Privacy) ibid. television news banner
109,946. Google’s admitted but classified relationships with government agencies like the NSA … The US government made 6,192 requests for Google to remove information from its services in the latter half of 2011. (Internet & Privacy) The Corbett Report, Just Be Evil, James Corbett online 2012
109,947. It’s own [Google’s] violations and abuses of users’ privacy and the unsettling statements that its executives have made about the very concept of privacy. (Internet & Privacy) ibid.
117,224. We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? … 1) Prosecutors have been arguing for decades that you have no right to expectation of privacy in your trash … 2) Privacy of location … just how pervasive the location spying and tracking grid is becoming … 3) Privacy of thought … mind-reading computers will one day make sure that even your privatetest of private thoughts will no longer be so private … 4) Privacy of Transaction … 5) Privacy of DNA. The Corbett Report: 5 Privacies You Didn’t Know You Lost, James Corbett online 2017
109,975. We can hardly move about, surf the internet, communicate or do our shopping without all our data being recorderd, stored and analysed, whether its through our smartphone, discount card, e-government login, medical file, search query, digital thermostat or Facebook account. Are we the last generation for whom privacy and freedom was seen as self-evident? (Technology & Internet & Privacy) The Bureau of Digital Sabotage, PVRO 2014
109,976. A dragnet that whistleblower Edward Snowden made visible. (Technology & Internet & Privacy) ibid.
109,977. Can we even exist without these nine companies that control our online communications? And how much leeway do we have to circumvent this invisible digital dragnet? (Technology & Internet & Privacy) ibid.