Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters
Greenwald makes the case for why you need to
care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing
anything you need to hide."
"When we're in a state where we can be
monitored, where we can be watched, our behavior
changes dramatically. The range of behavioral
options that we consider when we think we're
being watched severely reduce. When somebody
knows that they might be watched, the behavior
they engage in is vastly more conformist and
compliant," he said. "A society in which people
can be monitored at all times is a society that
breeds conformity, obedience and submission,
which is why every tyrant, from the most overt
to the most subtle craves that system."