Why Privacy and Security Matter Anyway

Facebook hacks, cybercrime, and government surveillance, all of that stuff aside, the biggest issues we face often come down to why privacy and security matter for the greater good of our society.

Many, many people respond to conversations about these topics by saying or thinking, “Oh, they can already see, read, and hear everything anyway so who cares?” or “I don’t have anything to hide” but those perceptions are dangerous and also not true.

One of the world’s foremost experts on these issues spoke most eloquently at DefCon 23. Bruce Schneier says everything we need to remember very succinctly in the first few minutes of this clip: