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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private


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The Assault on Our Privacy

Much of the erosion of online privacy stems from the Federal Trade Commission's policy known as 'notice and choice,' which grants companies almost no boundaries on what they can collect, as long as users are informed, often in unwieldy terms and conditions statement.

Perhaps you feel...that tech companies have simply won out in the battle for access to your every desire or private thought. (They even track your mouse movements.) And it may feel benign to turn over your shopping and web browsing history to technologists in Silicon Valley.

But it should worry you that access to your data and myriad inferences about you are a mere government request away.

From The New York Times
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