Jane Ruffino: online privacy is too precious to be treated as just another commodity.
I've never used Snapchat, so it's a bit silly of me to love it, but I do. We've been telling teenagers how the big digital panopticon of the internet is always watching and never forgets. We insist our concerns are about archiving misdeeds, and not because we think young people are basically depraved.
Snapchat wins because it forms a part of the online world that effectively forgets. It didn't change the behaviour we disapprove of....
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