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Part: II BECOMING AWARE: PRIVACY AND THE... > DO THE WALLS HAVE EARS? OTHER DEVICE...

Chapter 8. DO THE WALLS HAVE EARS? OTHER DEVICES THAT CAN AFFECT PRIVACY

“No matter where you go, there you are.”

Peter Weller, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, 1984

The question, of course, is not whether you know where you are, but whether anyone else does. In general, the right to disappear is taken for granted. Some people turn off their cell phones to enjoy their ride in privacy when they are on the way to a vacation spot, knowing no one knows precisely where they are. While everyone has run into someone we know in unexpected places, in general we assume we can go where we want without anyone tracking our movements or recording where we are.


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