In the last couple of days, some interesting pieces caught our attention that speak to why privacy is important (online or offline). These two works hit the extremes in presentation and style, but make similar points:

A serious opinion piece in the New York Times exploring how police lapel cameras could affect our sense of privacy and community: The Lost Language of Privacy

And on the other hand, a bit of dystopian fiction, in the form of a humorous comic: SMBC 4/13/2015

Speaking of dystopian fiction, no discussion of perspectives on the importance of privacy would be complete without a reference to George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Have you read it lately?