You Haven’t Had Privacy For A While

The whistle-blowing by Edward Snowden doesn’t seem to me to have done anything significant except get the media hot and bothered for a minute and spur a debate about privacy. But guess what? Your privacy has already been invaded by Facebook and the other tech giants that collected the data in the first place. And nothing you do to “opt out” is going to change that. If the government is turning into Big Brother in an effort to safeguard the homeland, then the tech companies are Rich Uncles, intent on getting ever richer.

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