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What Happened to Privacy? Really?

By Stephen Wilson

Powerful forces – some of them megatrends in their own right – are pulling privacy in different directions.

The cover of Newsweek on 27 July 1970 featured a cartoon couple cowered by computer and communications technology, with the urgent all-caps headline “IS PRIVACY DEAD?” Four decades on, Newsweek is dead but we’re still asking the same question.