Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear

from The Corbett Report:
“If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear.”

all heard this argument a million times when talking to people about
the latest revelations of government snooping or the latest roll-out of
creepy Orwellian technology. The implication is that the only people who
complain about having their privacy violated are criminals who deserve
to have their privacy violated. It is a simple phrase, learned by rote,
that is meant to bring the conversation to a close.

We all know
that this is argument is fundamentally flawed, but sometimes it is
difficult to argue the point with someone who insists that they are fine
with seemingly any level of government intrusion in their personal

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