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Privacy in an Age of Terabytes and Terror

Introduction to SciAm 's issue on Privacy. Our jittery state since 9/11, coupled with the Internet revolution, is shifting the boundaries between public interest and "the right to be let alone"...

By Peter Brown

Internet Eavesdropping: A Brave New World of Wiretapping

As telephone conversations have moved to the Internet, so have those who want to listen in. But the technology needed to do so would entail a dangerous expansion of the government's surveillance powers...

By Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau


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