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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden

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In Western culture, privacy is a right often taken for granted. U.S. citizens enjoy the Ninth Amendment of the Bill of Rights that states the "enumeration of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people." While not overly specific, the 9th Amendment may be interpreted as protecting personal privacy. Furthermore, governmental policy of monitoring web use of individuals is not only a nuisance; it is a violation of the fundamental right to…

from TIME.com

Your Bill of Rights

Your Fourth Amendment Right to Privacy - Your Bill of Rights - TIME

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The statement "if people don't want anyone knowing what they're doing they shouldn't be doing it in the first place" is one of the most disturbing and fucked up responses i think i've ever heard. It's right up there with "you can't rape the willing" (yeah no shit) and "boy you sure do got a purty mouth". That justification for invading another's privacy is sick. I can't even believe anyone would say that and feel ok they said it. If it doesn't involve obvious concerns that don't even need to…

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