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Does the NSA collect any type of data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans? No, sir, it does not, not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently collect, but not wittingly. - You don't need privacy if you have nothing to hide. This was a common defense of government mass surveillance that Edward Snowden faced during an "ask me anything" session on Reddit. Snowden responded by arguing that saying you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. He highlighted the equal importance of the right to free speech and the right to privacy in the digital world. - In fact, privacy and free speech are even more closely related online. Without privacy, the commercial internet would have never taken off, and we wouldn't have online banking or services like Facebook or Android. - However, in the 1990s, the government fiercely attacked online privacy. Encryption software was classified as ammunition and regulated as biological weapons or firearms. Exporting encryption was heavily restricted, requiring a government license, and making its implementation on the Internet virtually impossible. - At the dawn of the commercial Internet, the digital realm became a war zone between hackers who believed computer technology should be free from centralized control and the alliance of the US government with big telco corporations who wanted to impose that control. - The US government successfully launched a crackdown on hackers as a publicity stunt to claim more powers and control over the Internet. Encryption became the public enemy, and law enforcement and government agencies were granted expensive authority over the distribution of computer technologies. - The resistance was far from over. In 1991, Phil Zimmermann developed an encryption program called Pretty Good...