> The only reason most libertarians think privacy is a good thing
> is that the major snoop is government, and we want them to have
> less power. I have to agree with Brin, though, that the way to
> fight back is to point the cameras back at them, not turn them off.
Yes, political power should come at the cost of privacy. That's the trade you make when you accept the position; like the people on the Dutch show "Big Brother" you'd better be prepared to live with cameras 24 hs a day for the duration of your term. Of course the state's lesser servants, like cops for example, should be monitored too, though somewhat less extensively. Hence the gun cams etc.