All the news that’s not fit to print.
Privacy may be an American norm, but did you know it wasn’t written into U.S. law until 1977? Yes, until then, there was no legal way to protect yourself from the world finding out everything about you – if they chose to. This was often problematic with regards to slander and libel, as newspapers could print salacious details about your life without your consent. Samuel Warren fought this in the 1880s and 1890s, as gossip columnists began to take over the op-ed pages.