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Privacy Advocates Annoyed by Media Distorting Their Privacy Advocacy

In the world o’ privacy that I inhabit, there are currently two huge stories subject to much public discussion. The first is the Department of Justice’s investigation of Wikileaks supporters’ activity on Twitter and the second is th government’s plan for a “trusted ID system for cyberspace.” In both cases, privacy experts are happy to see privacy concerns getting full play in the discussion, but annoyed to find their views distorted for the sake of a media narrative.