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Is privacy really constraining security or is this a red herring?

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On the surface, the argument at the heart of the "security vs. privacy" debate is seductively simple: "to prevent terrorism we must empower police to monitor all online activities." However, this claim suffers two fatal logical flaws: it presumes that the proposed fix will solve the problem, and it ignores the proposal's potential for creating even more serious problems than the one it professes to fix. The article considers these aspects.

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Security & Privacy, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 4 )