As most people, I feel uneasy about the fact that a judge has allowed the government to see some of Google’s data. However, I am not sure if my uneasiness is based on something that is becoming passé that is outdated, the concept of privacy. Is it still reasonable to expect privacy in a society where technology makes it possible to find almost anything about everything and everybody? I fear that slowly but surely we are entering an era where in the name of openness, security, and even curiosity (which is becoming a virtue), it is going to become impossible to justify keeping some doors closed. Privacy after all originated from the noble idea that individuals have the right to keep some things about themselves hidden from everybody else. Privacy used to come pretty close to a guarantee in Modern society but that was before technology, before tools existed to find out what people wanted to keep hidden or rather to keep out of the public arena. The times are changing and I fear that this ruling by the judge is just one of the first indications that we have that privacy is no longer a sacred right.