In a column for The New York Times, Henry Alford questions, "when did privacy become a choice rather than a given?" Alford also queries why it sometimes feels like a graduate degree is necessary to slog "through a new app's voluminous terms of service" or to figure out "how to activate a site's privacy control settings." Though the Obama administration is calling for a privacy bill of rights, "Big Brother-like invasions of our privacy continue apace," he opines, adding, "You can't sunbathe nude in this backyard without constantly looking over your shoulder." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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