Is loss of privacy really a gain in security?

Are Privacy and Security are on the opposite sides of the weighing scale or are they orthogonal to each other? Are they really zero-sum or are they positive-sum (with other malicious factors working together to bring the sum down to zero)? Overall Julian has provided really good analogies on the topic but I am walking away with a head full of questions.

If we implicitly think of privacy and security as balanced on a scale, a loss of privacy is ipso facto a gain in security. It sounds silly when stated explicitly, but the power of frames is precisely that they shape our thinking without being stated explicitly.

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