In early June, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden jump-started a national debate on government spying when he leaked information about several top-secret mass surveillance programs in the U.S. and Britain. Brian Doherty, Scott Shackford, and Ron Bailey detail what we knew before the NSA scandal broke, why even folks with “nothing to hide” should be concerned about privacy protections, and what ordinary civilians can do to protect the secrecy of their day-to-day business.
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