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From Home to Home Page: New Challenges to Basic Notions of Privacy and Property

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1 Author(s)
Weitzner, D.J. ; Artificial Intelligence Lab., MIT Comput. Sci., Cambridge, MA

The notion of "home" is a critical organizing principle for how we understand the relationship between individuals and society at large. A wide range of cultural and legal practices enshrine the home with various protections that ensure us a degree of privacy, security, solitude, and control over our lives there. As our private papers migrate to the Web, activities that we could previously conduct in "private" have seemingly been thrown open to unfettered public view. Additionally, as increasingly powerful communication technologies reach into our homes, places that were once private become more connected to public life

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )