Re: The postal model of privacy

[Note:  This comment comes from friend Jerry Steinback.  DLH]

From: gsteinba52@aol.com
Subject: Re: [Dewayne-Net] The postal model of privacy
Date: September 8, 2013 10:58:47 AM PDT

Has Searles not seen this report?

<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html>

One thing that has been made abundantly clear is that the ‘meta-data’ associated with a particular transaction (snail mail, email, voice, texting, web browsing) is just as important – perhaps *more* important than the data contained within.

Read this again, and let the lesson sink in:

<http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul-revere/>

Privacy is going to take a major re-think that encompasses much more than just protecting the insides of a virtual envelope.

Jerry

The postal model of privacy
By Doc Searls
Sep 7 2013
<http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2013/09/07/the-postal-model-of-privacy/>