Larry Flint on Facebook Privacy Breach

In the wake of a massive privacy breach on Facebook, publisher and First Amendment advocate Larry Flynt warns of the rapid loss of personal security—and who’s watching you online.

It’s the price we pay for technology. With the advent of the Internet and sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, it has become virtually impossible to protect our privacy. If a politician, celebrity or even a private citizen sneezes in New York he should consider that everyone in the world may know about it 24 hours later.

You may think this doesn’t apply to you, but it does. The minute you sign onto the Internet you are being watched, not just by our government, but also by our major corporations. They know where you go, what you buy, what your interests are and what illnesses you have. This is powerful information that can be used in any number of ways, not all of them to your benefit.

Enjoy what precious freedom and privacy you have left. They may not be around much longer.

Larry Flynt Publisher

Larry Flynt is publisher of Hustler Magazine.