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Prepare for Your Digital Strip Search, by Joel Bowman

We’re all criminals now. From Joel Bowman at internationalman.com:

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
~ Tacitus

“Guilty until proven innocent.”

So goes the implicit presumption of guilt under which state governments around the world routinely smuggle their stealth invasions of your privacy.

No doubt you’ve heard the catch phrase at one time or another: “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.”

Of course, when it comes to covering up their own pure-of-heart actions – covert wars, campaign funding shenanigans, disappearing emails, secret meetings, caging so-called “whistleblowers,” spy trading, arming foreign drug cartels, funding terrorist groups, etc. … etc. … etc. … – State actors appear rather less than forthcoming with the relevant details.

Such is the world we live in today.

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