The Death of Privacy

Should you expect the things you do to be private? 

By Henry Adeleye on September 14, 2014 


Unless you've been living under a rock, or you're Victoria from Big Brother, you've probably heard about the nude celebrity photos that were leaked into the magical land known as the Internet.  Now, while some people will be quick to say that you shouldn't do things on your phones that you wouldn't want other people to find, can we humans honestly say that we don’t expect our private actions to stay private?  Should you stop buying nice things so you never get robbed?  Should you stop giving birth so your children never get kidnapped?  Should you stop cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs so you never have a week of depression?  The answer to at least two of those questions, hopefully, is no.  I know celebrities aren't human, but if they were, they should be able to expect some level of privacy in their lives.   

We shouldn't have to give up our rights just because we live in the technological age.  Heck, we shouldn't even be OK with non-private information being leaked, such as an innocent text message.  At least I think we shouldn't (I'm trying to convince myself that we shouldn't).  Ironically, even the guys who leaked the photos think we shouldn't (OK, now I'm convinced).  The erosion of privacy has become so normal that they're making really bad movies about it.  But it doesn't have to be that way.  Let's take control of our intimate moments.  It could make the world a much happier place.  As always, leave us a comment below and let us know what you think.  And hit us up if you have any future post ideas.