Do you love the Prime Minister?

“I’ll tell you a secret…”

It’s a “special relationship” says Wendy Grossman in this week’s net.wars column:

The San Francisco computer security expert Russell Brand once asked me, in the casual way he poses philosophical questions, “If you knew they would never be used against you, would you still have secrets?”

After some thought, I came up with this: yes. Because one of the ways you show someone that they are important to you and you trust them is that you disclose to them things you don’t normally tell other people. It is, in fact, one of the ways we show we love them. We don’t tell governments secrets because we want to be intimate with them.

Read A new approach to the idea of privacy in NewsWireless.

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