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If You Would Rather Not Be Tracked for Eternity, Deselect This Tiny Box

If there is a God, I am convinced that when I die and am presented with His judgment I will find, in a little box underneath the space for my signature, an already-checked box asking me whether I would like to install the Yahoo! toolbar.

Spitzer’s Lesson: Assume You’re Being Watched

The active wiretaps you’re connected to don’t even need to be justified any more, thanks to the Protect America Act. The government doesn’t even make the pretense of seeking a warrant for its spying against American citizens any more. That means that government spies just start listening to phone calls, reading emails, and installing spy software on people’s computers whenever they feel like it, whether there’s a real need in a criminal investigation or not. […]