Zack Whittaker has published an article that perhaps should be required reading for everyone before the purchase of their first computers. Whittaker writes:
“Privacy is what sets us apart from the animals. It’s also what sets many countries and citizens apart from dictatorships and despots. People often don’t think about their rights until they need them — whether it’s when they’re arrested at a protest or pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
“Surveillance is also a part of life, and it’s getting progressively more invasive. Government eavesdropping is increasing, carried out in wider secrecy, and it’s becoming far more localized.”
There is a lot more at: http://zd.net/2r78Q1Q.