Snakes have rudimentary hind limbs, and some flightless birds have wings last used in the distant evolutionary past. For digital-era humans, it seemed the expectation of privacy was likewise vestigial, a remnant of a more innocent time.
The phone-hacking scandal involving The News of the World newspaper is a reminder that privacy is not dead, but it could use an updated definition.
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L Gordon Crovitz is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
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