Die EFF geht das Thema Privatsphäre mathematisch an. Nach ihrem Modell reicht etwa der bei jedem Seitenaufruf übertragene User-Agent des Browsers aus, um 10 von 33 notwendigen Bits zur eindeutigen Identifizierung preiszugeben.
“Jugendliche konsumieren reichlich Pornographie, aber ein verändertes Sexualverhalten gibt es nicht. Selbst jene, die das gesamte Frühwerk Michaela Schaffraths mit den Händen nachkneten können, werden rot, wenn ihnen Katharina aus der Parallelklasse ein Zettelchen zusteckt.”—Jugendliche brauchen nicht mehr Schutz « Malte Welding
“Yet the publishers he represents had all of the advantages in the world. They were local. Google was not. They had been around for many more years than Google. They had brand recognition and loyalty that Google did not. Fuhrmann is basically admitting what a colossal failure the companies he represents have been. They failed to capitalize on a huge opportunity. And now, when Google sends them traffic, they are still failing to use that traffic wisely. And then they blame Google for it? Wow.”—German Publishers Go After Google; Apparently Very Confused About How The Internet Works | Techdirt
Libertarian philosopher Roderick Long has a very interesting (and very long and detailed) essay about Ayn Randup at Cato Unbound. After doing a good defense of the quality and originality of her philosophical thinking, combined with some jabs at those who think she was the philosopher who solved every intellectual problem most thoroughly and most rationally, he gets to an interesting discussion about whether what Rand stood for is best called “capitalism” in modern reality.