Information Wants To Be Free

Dreher finds a Google map that shows where prop 8 donors live:

Here is a Google map that allows you to find your way to the homes of people who donated money to Prop 8 in California. It's damn creepy, is what it is. What could possibly be the use of this kind of information, presented in this way? It's intended to intimidate people into not participating in politics by donating money. Do that, and you'll end up on some activist group's map, with hotheads being able to find your street address on their iPhones.

The second anyone does anything inappropriate with this information Dreher has a right to complain. Until then, it's public information. And Prop 8 donors and anti-Prop 8 donors knew that before they donated.

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