Letters: Sep. 15, 1997

INVASION OF PRIVACY

I believe your sinister cover and article prompting fears of Big Brother are sending out the wrong message--especially to those who fear computers because they do not understand the technology [NATION, Aug. 25]. Access to personal information isn't always a terrible thing. As with fire, drugs or firearms, computerized access to personal information causes harm only if placed in the wrong hands. Computer technology has taken us a long way, mostly with great results and enormous potential. It's not the technology we should fear but the people who take our private information and use it in harmful ways....

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