TED talk on privacy

In this searing talk, Glenn Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”

I know how hard it is to discuss privacy with anyone, for during the past fifteen years I have attempted to have friends understand how important privacy is and how it is being stripped away in the most pernicious way by governments and corporations alike.

Some of my friends repeated the mantra “not doing anything you need to hide”, and I asked if that included smoking pot in your backyard, or exceeding your limit of fish, or padding the company expense tab, or the yacht you claim as business expense but use for personal use most of the time. These were things friends wrote in emails or posted pictures on the web.

Glenn Greenwald presents his TED talk on why privacy matters….