Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie writes about psychology, politics and social trends. His latest book is Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It (2014). He lives in London.

Written by Ian Leslie

Students at a Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus briefing to discuss the “Do Not Track Kids Act,” concerned with protecting children and teen privacy online. Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Getty

Essay/
Cognition and intelligence
Too much information

Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn’t exist. No wonder we are hopeless oversharers

Ian Leslie