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What The Strip-Search Case Says About Privacy

3 years agoTechnology : Message

The lack of moral outrage around the recent Supreme Court case — finding that anyone charged of a crime can be strip searched, even when there is no evidence of contraband or concealed weapons — may be the result of the relaxation of our sense of privacy, in general. Strip-Search Case Reflects Death of American Privacy - Noah Feldman via  Bloomberg There are two main drivers pushing privacy into the dustbin of history, and both are related to technology.
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