"Nothing to Hide" is foolish, selfish, naive, and short-sighted …

“Nothing to Hide” is foolish, selfish, naive, and short-sighted

Any time there’s an increase in government surveillance — increased searches (physical or electronic), new databases, all that usual jazz — you get certain folks saying, “Well, who cares? It’s all to protect me from the Bad Guys, and, y’know, I’ve got nothing to hide.”

There are a lot of reasons why that’s not a terribly smart response. Here are three very good ones.

(h/t +Jonathon Barton)

Reshared post from +Jason ON

A friend told me the other day he had nothing to hide from the government and therefore wasn’t worried about government surveillance.

I think he’s wrong.

3 Reasons the ‘Nothing to Hide’ Crowd Should Be Worried About Government Surveillance
Most people think the federal government would have no interest in them, but many discover to their horror how wrong they are