PRIVACY in the DIGITAL WORLD - Does Online Privacy Still Exist?

Revelations about mounting government surveillance has people the world over looking for other, more private ways of going online.

Dr Katherine Albrecht, is a veteran privacy advocate and a spokesperson for StartPage, an alternative search engine...

The United States is setting a dangerous example for the world with its sweeping surveillance programmes, giving governments an excuse for mass censorship of online communications, Human Rights Watch said in its annual report Tuesday.

The National Security Agency's failure to respect privacy as a right will serve as a fig leaf for repressive states to force user data to stay within their own borders and crack down on free expression, New York-based HRW said.

China guards against another Tiananmen through surveillance
China's communist authorities use various Orwellian methods to put down dissent

On Tuesday the House of Representatives gutted the so-called USA Freedom Act designed to curb surveillance abuse by the NSA. No End in Sight for Surveillance Police State
Obama administration and Congress work to seriously weaken bill designed to rein in NSA

Will Bilderberg End Privacy As We Know It?
Privacy discussed by architects of modern surveillance state According to the Bilderberg Group's official press release, members discussed several key topics this weekend while also asking the question, "Does privacy exist?" Given the fact that the architects of the modern surveillance state were among the attendees, the real question is, will Bilderberg end privacy as we know it?

Keith Alexander -- Former Director of the National Security Agency
Keith Alexander, know for his motto "Collect it All," is arguably the most brazen director to reside over the National Security Agency. Overseeing some of the agency's most controversial domestic spying programs, Alexander's total disregard for the Fourth Amendment has been bemoaned by countless people within the intelligence community.

disregard for Constitutional law, Alexander repeatedly lied to media when confronted about his tenure with the agency. When asked if he had witnessed any illegal acts during an April interview with the Daily Show, Alexander strangely denied seeing any wrongdoing while admitting that multiple NSA employees had been engaged in unlawful activity.

top-secret documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the agency had "broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008." Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled them unconstitutional. Alexanders attendance at the Bilderberg Conference protecting their own privacy than that of the American people.

David Petraeus -- Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Facebook Publishes Private Messages In Privacy Breach
He's right. Top security experts say that mass spying interferes with U.S. counter-terror efforts (more here and here) and harms web security.

And it is totally destroying our privacy.
Clinton isn't the only former president to slam mass surveillance. Jimmy Carter said that NSA spying on Americans meant that "America has no functioning democracy". And Clinton's VP -- Al Gore -- says it constitutes "crimes against the Constitution of the United States".

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