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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 15. Big Brother Is Watching You

George Orwell had it right in 1984, even if he was off by a few years. Big Brother exists; your government is spying on you.

This is not a paranoid delusion. In fact, the United States government readily admits to much of its surveillance activity. Various government agencies are running programs that spy on United States citizens, and it’s all legal and aboveboard—well, most of it is, anyway. In addition to the legal spying that goes on, more programs no doubt exist outside the public eye, and who knows how deep they reach?

Of all the threats, real and imagined, that are discussed in this book, this particular threat scares me the most—and it should scare you, too. After all, the risk of having your identity ...

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