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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The privacy crisis

Here's Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project in a recent interview aired on Bill Moyers:

"But I do think that there is pushback. There is bipartisan pushback. This is an issue that is at least as important to people on the libertarian right as it is to people on the liberal left. There is this fundamentally American notion of being left alone unless you do something wrong that is jeopardized by dragnet surveillance, which captures information on everyone, in case we might do something wrong."
We can only hope that it's not too late for the American people to take back at least enough privacy from the surveillance state to be able to have any meaningful say in their own government. At least the Snowden revelations have awoken many citizens to the fact that they have lost the rights they thought were guaranteed by the 4th amendment.