Privacy is dead

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The Spitzer episode shows that privacy is essentially dead now.

We have no privacy in our financial records–the banks ratted him out to the IRS.

We have no privacy on the phone–Big Brother was listening to his calls.

We have no privacy as to consensual acts between consenting adults.


This is from the search warrant application:

7. As demonstrated below, the evidence obtained
during this investigation includes, among other things,
statements of a confidential source who worked with the Emperors
Club; statements of an undercover officer; more than 5,000
telephone calls and text messages intercepted pursuant to court authorized wiretaps; more than 6,000 e-mails recovered pursuant
to court-authorized search warrants
; bank records; travel and
hotel records; and physical surveillance.

7:26 pm on March 10, 2008