This is a question that has been bothering me recently:

How do you balance a desire for freedom of information against a desire for privacy?

It is generally accepted that a corporation such as doubleclick tracking you across websites is an invasion of your privacy. The specifications of a computer device or a piece of software are considered by the owner to be private, while many information freedom advocates would like all software to be open and freely available or all specifications accessible. Among everythingians, is freedom of information as equally important as privacy?

Is this hypocrisy?

Why does a group of people (i.e. a corporation) have less of a right to privacy than an individual?

This train of thought is confusing me; I'd be really grateful if some everythingians would add what they think. I'm still trying to get my head around this.