[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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