Bruce Schneier has an excellent article on how we shouldn’t have to give up Privacy in order to gain security. I’ve posted a fair amount of stuff from Mr. Schneier in the past, and I feel this is one of his best articles.
The government, and security companies, will work hard to convince us that trading security for privacy is worthwhile, but we don’t have to accept that. We’re in an election year this year. Listen closely to the candidates, and don’t spend your vote on anyone who would seek to violate our essential liberties, even in the name of security.