So do I need to point out that the NSA cell phone snooping story broke on the 64th anniversary of the publication of Orwell’s 1984?
By all accounts, privacy is dead, the question is do people care? Personally, I do; but I cannot deny that if you go online then you must accept that you are leaving a trail, but that does not mean that we have to exchange our love of the interwebs and mobile computing in exchange for our privacy.
I observed this comment by a friend of mine and I feel it needs to be spread more widely: “The surveillance state did not invade the Internet; the surveillance state is the Internet”.
Sadly, I am coming to believe that the above statement is true; it also gives me apprehension as to where the notion of privacy and the internet may be going.