Last week, I wrote about the Mike McConnell profile in The New Yorker. In the profile, Ed Giorgio characterized security and privacy as a zero-sum game. This week, Bruce Schneier wrote an eloquent rebuttal to Giorgio’s assertion. Schneier’s thesis is concisely stated: “The debate isn’t security versus privacy. It’s liberty versus control.” His points are on the money, and I wish more people in the United States heeded his words.
[Schneier’s essay was also posted to wired.com.]