As part of The New York Times’ "Privacy Project," Opinion Columnist Farhad Manjoo has participated in experiments in which his devices were monitored to determine the data being collected about him. “I’ve realized how blind we are to the kinds of insights tech companies are gaining about us through our gadgets. Our blindness not only keeps us glued to privacy-invading tech — it also means that we’ve failed to create a political culture that is in any way up to the task of limiting surveillance,” he writes, asking, “how readily and completely, and how thoroughly” will that surveillance “warp our society”? (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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