Online Identity

Ars Electronica 2007, Goodbye Privacy

Ars Electronic interview with Victor mazer-Schonberger

Privacy is gone. We lost it online a while ago. And the funny thing is since the rise of communities and social networks we’re giving it away faster than ever before. While a few activists are still fighting Google, most of us just fill up the Facebooks of this world.

Is privacy gone? Is it related to online identity. Should we store everything? Even the things we want to forget? This years theme for Ars Electronica 2007 (Linz, Austria) is ‘Goodbye Privacy’. has video interviews with speakers and artists. Victor Mazer-Schonberger, Associate Professor at Harvard University thinks that we should be more careful in what we share.