The digital privacy movement has taken huge strides since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA's information gathering protocols.
I know a lot of us had a hunch that we were being watched, but no one knew the true extent until Snowden’s leaks went public. Since the initial reports, more information about the real extent of our online privacy has been exposed almost daily. Data mining – the fuel behind social media networks – is something we just take with our services now. We don’t wonder what info Facebook is creeping in on now, we only question what they aren’tÂ are listening to. We seem to be fine with the the trade off: social interaction for less privacy.
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