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Are cell phones 'Stalin's dream'? Readers weigh in

Jon Brodkin | March 16, 2011
Stallman is right. Stallman is a crackpot. Reactions to Richard Stallman's warnings on cell phone surveillance.

Finally, Dilbert creator Scott Adams proposed a new city called "Noprivacyville" this week. Adams' thought experiment had nothing to do with Stallman's warning about mobile phones, but he argues that some people would consent to live in a city without any privacy (except in the bedroom and bathroom) in exchange for lower costs and crime. Adams' post was inspired by an auto insurance company that will lower customers' rates by 30% in exchange for putting GPS tracking devices on vehicles.

"Although you would never live in a city without privacy, I think that if one could save 30% on basic living expenses, and live in a relatively crime-free area, plenty of volunteers would come forward," Adams writes.


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