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  • sharkboards commented on boompjes 's instructable Make yourself anonymous on the web!6 months ago
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    Great discussion. Every average person should be very concerned, especially those of us who don't break laws and just want to live our lives. I'm not a tech guy, but I try to pay attention.For those who recall Watergate, G. Gordon Liddy went to prison for mishandling one FBI file. By the 1990s, at least 900 secret FBI files were openly stored in a White House closet and then used by the Clinton White House to compile enemies lists--with no penalties. Now, we have a government that openly uses its agencies to harm those who disagree with them (IRS' use of audits, regulation of political/nonprofit orgs, disclosures). Likewise, thanks to Edward Snowden, our administration's propensity to control info/spy on normal people who only disagree with them has been verified. This is all real and c...see more »Great discussion. Every average person should be very concerned, especially those of us who don't break laws and just want to live our lives. I'm not a tech guy, but I try to pay attention.For those who recall Watergate, G. Gordon Liddy went to prison for mishandling one FBI file. By the 1990s, at least 900 secret FBI files were openly stored in a White House closet and then used by the Clinton White House to compile enemies lists--with no penalties. Now, we have a government that openly uses its agencies to harm those who disagree with them (IRS' use of audits, regulation of political/nonprofit orgs, disclosures). Likewise, thanks to Edward Snowden, our administration's propensity to control info/spy on normal people who only disagree with them has been verified. This is all real and common knowledge.When General Motors was taken over by the US government, one of the first things they did was remove legal firewalls between GPS tracking devices (used by OnStar but extant in every vehicle) and give the government access to all of it. They can track everywhere you drive if they want.Reports from March cite senior Google execs have met with senior White House staff 230 times since Obama took office. Love or hate this administration, do you think weekly meetings between Google and the White House is healthy for our privacy? By comparison, they met with Comcast officials only 20 times in the same period.Anything we can do to keep our private lives private is wise. What happens if key US government officials decide Christians can't be trusted? Oh, wait...

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