Reputation, Not Online Privacy, Matters to People

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An interview in The Atlantic suggests that privacy is not as big a deal as it was ten years ago, despite the widespread perception that privacy concerns are on the rise. The interview here quotes Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist and author of Divining a Digital Future. Bell says, “People are more worried about reputation.” She thinks our concerns about these technologies is “that they reveal what we’re really up to — what dreadful dorks we are.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.