SEOUL (June 23, 2012) — “Technology is neither good nor bad, and it can be used by good people or bad people,” Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, told participants on the second day of the East-West Center 2012 International Media Conference in Seoul.
Jarvis, who addressed the conference from the U.S. via Skype, said he believes that individuals should have choices to be public or private, and they need to make those choices carefully because governments can use people’s own information against them.
“That’s an important concern that all have. Individuals should have choices to be public or private while the government needs to be public by default,” Jarvis said.
However, he said the reality is the opposite; government is secret by default and public by force.