The totalitarian Big Brother regime depicted in George Orwell's futuristic novel may not exist yet, but "from the technology standpoint, we're definitely going on the '1984' road," said Peter Eckersley, staff technologist for the San Francisco digital rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"Some people say privacy is just gone, that we're going to have to get over it," Eckersley said. "That might be the way things play out, but if that happens, its dangerous because it may mean we ultimately end up living in a less tolerant society."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle

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