Why you should care about surveillance — even if you’re not doing anything wrong.

ACLU has a nice piece explaining some of the reasoning behind not wanting to have every detail of our lives recorded and scritinized by government authorities.

The most important bit I think comes in answer to the the oft-cited (Vic Toews I’m looking at you) quip about “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide.” If I have done nothing wrong, why do you need to know?

It turns out that we have a lot of reasons not to want to be subject to government scrutiny. This article lists a few of them.

Plenty to Hide (ACLU)


Plenty to Hide (Lifehacker)


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