[ILUG-BOM] Minutes: Feb 2006 GLUG meet at HBCSE
Sun Feb 26 11:26:25 IST 2006
On Saturday 25 February 2006 9:19 pm, Rony Bill wrote:
> Dinesh Joshi wrote:
> > May be everyone in appearing in the background on CNN or any
> > other news channel should start suing them because they are
> > beaming their pictures without their permission ;)
> The news channel does not reveal their identity. Thats the real
> issue, not just the pics.
Pointless. Suppose i photograph Rony Bill and put his photo in Kal
Nirnay (yeah that's bigger than all the newspapers put together) with
his name. Who cares except Rony Bill and his friends. But if it were
accompanied by some article then many others would get interested.
Identity makes sense only in a particular context. Eg. voter id
cards, pan cards, tpin numbers, driving licence etc. all of these are
"public" documents which put a picture to a name, all of these are
completely vulnerable to theft. The recent public issue fiasco comes
to mind. The holy grail of control freaks (mostly brain dead
governments and security agencies) is full of holes
It is trivial to create a false identity, if u need to subvert the
system. If that is the case then a "true" identity is just a mirage.
If sufficient numbers went about creating false identities then
privacy would be more or less protected.
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