Saturday, February 7, 2009

All The News That's Fit to Print

The New York Times just ran another piece about the eightmaps website. Our class is mentioned at the end of the article. Here a snippet from the article:

“The key here is developing a process that balances the sometimes competing goals of transparency and privacy,” said the professor, Ned Moran, whose undergraduate class on information privacy spent a day discussing the eightmaps site last month.

“Both goals are essential for a healthy democracy,” he said, “and I think we are currently witnessing, as demonstrated by eightmaps, how the increased accessibility of personal information is disrupting the delicate balance between them.”
Read the piece over and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

galina.olmsted said...

And then disseminated onto Gawker...


http://gawker.com/5149276/map-of-anti+gay-donors-created-by-big-chicken

mjb257 said...

This proffessor express my opinion on this matter, “I thought what the eightmaps creators did with the information was actually sort of neat,” ... “But people who use that site to send out intimidating or harassing messages cross the line.”

So who should be held accountable, the harassers or the people who put the info in their hands... I know this is an extreme comparison, but what about guns? Should gun makers be responsible for their product? just a thought...