Scott Shackford: Why the 'Nothing to Hide' Crowd Should Be Worried About NSA Surveillance


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On Twitter, a frustrated blogger is collecting and retweeting comments by Americans who casually say they don't fear the National Security Agency's telephone and Internet data collection methods because they have "nothing to hide." These folks have their heads in the sand. If you find yourselves among such people (or if you are one yourself), Scott Shackford details three good reasons why even the goodest of goody-two-shoes should be concerned about government surveillance of private communications.