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"If you want the absolute honest truth about privacy in the modern age, here it is: It only exists off the grid. If you have a number attached to your name, if you send a bill to someone, if you swipe a card, enter a login, use bandwidth, talk over land lines, send letters through the U.S. Postal Service or large package companies, you can be traced. If you don't want folks to find you, there are a lot of people in this nation of ours who equip their homes with solar panels, use radiant or gravity heat and drill wells in remote places with the sole purpose of preventing the rest of the world from finding them. That's been the choice for as long as the overwhelming majority of us have lived here. Technology is just drawing that line more clearly. It's up to each American to make that decision for himself or herself, but neither the government nor its partners makes that decision easy when they swap information behind closed doors." - Jason Notte

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"If you want the absolute honest truth about privacy in the modern age, here it is: It only exists off the grid. If you have a number attached to your name, if you send a bill to someone, if you swipe a card, enter a login, use bandwidth, talk over land lines, send letters through the U.S. Postal Service or large package companies, you can be traced. If you don't want folks to find you, there are a lot of people in this nation of ours who equip their homes with solar panels, use radiant or gravity heat and drill wells in remote places with the sole purpose of preventing the rest of the world from finding them.

That's been the choice for as long as the overwhelming majority of us have lived here. Technology is just drawing that line more clearly. It's up to each American to make that decision for himself or herself, but neither the government nor its partners makes that decision easy when they swap information behind closed doors." - +Jason Notte
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