So you think you’ve got nothing to hide and nothing to fear?

There’s a common argument for government security agencies having access to all of our private online data: “If you’ve got nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear”.

But in 2013 Edward Snowden revealed just how much private data of every individual is stored and accessed by the US Government. Using his leaked material from the NSA, The Guardian ran a series of stories written by journalist and constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald about the NSA’s top-secret Prism program which was accessing user data from Google, Apple and Facebook.

Since then the debate about privacy and storage of our online data has escalated beyond alpine heights.

In this blistering TED talk, Glenn Greenwald makes the case that, even if you’re not doing anything criminal, you need to care about your online privacy.

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