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. https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/if-government-had-its-way-everything-could-be-wiretapped
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IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD ITS WAY, EVERYTHING COULD BE WIRETAPPED
Just how much are the police entitled to know about us? The battle over encryption and secure communications suggests that governments think the answer is “everything,” at least so long as investigators aren’t violating weak privacy laws. And to carry out that audacious view, policy makers around the world are fighting privacy tools that will protect us from business competitors, criminals, and government abuses. Twenty years ago, we had a lot more privacy than we do today. Conversations vanished into the air as the very words were spoken. Only a time traveler could turn back the clock to learn whether we’d been at the scene of a robbery, a mosque, or an abortion clinic on any particular date or who we were with. No one knew if we read The New York Times or the Anarchist Cookbook. The searches we made through the library card catalogs were known to us alone. JENNIFER STISA GRANICK READ MORE