Privacy: Eventually, we become the Terrorists


Hackers, they seem to be everywhere. Engaging in various acts, from hacking Twitter and YouTube accounts to leaking massive corporate user databases. As threatening as they may seem, these cyber-criminals and script-kiddies are no match for a threat that is orders of magnitude worse. This threat is the entity designed to protect you from such threats, ironically. It is the government, AKA Big Brother. Government surveillance is nothing new, and it’s been practiced since the art of wiretapping began in the 1890s. Skip to today, and any online (even offline, crazy huh?) activity you engage with is being logged and recorded. In a world so full of governmental surveillance, many people may simply say “Why the hell should I care? I’m not doing anything wrong!”, and I’m here to tell you why that mindset is wrong.

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