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Why We Care About Privacy

Friday, Jun. 29, 2012 is a new Web site that copies potentially embarassing status updates by people who have not protected their privacy on Facebook and posts them for all the world to see.  The site is a partial answer to the question, Why do we care about privacy?

So is a new group of materials on privacy recently posted on the Ethics Center Web site.  Created by computer scientist Michael McFarland, the materials look at privacy as an ethical matter.  McFarland was a visiting scholar at the Ethics Center this spring, following a 12-year stint as president of Collge of the Holy Cross. McFarland began his career at Bell Labs, and has taught computer science at Boston College and Gonzaga University.  See McFarland's take on Why We Care About Privacy. 



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