Why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide

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Why privacy matters if you have nothing to hide? Because you need privacy from people who want to exploit you for their own benefit. You potentially spend more money on products than others and are excluded from housing, credit or employment market places just because advertisers use information about you that puts you at a disadvantage. Privacy gives you freedom from this kind of speculation and exploitation.

Sources Worth Reading:

Exploitation of weak privacy protections:

If you use a Mac or an Android, e-commerce sites may be charging you more
How Companies Learn Your Secrets
The Incredible Story Of How Target Exposed A Teen Girl’s Pregnancy
How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

Facebook Empire

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

Abusive Cases of Privacy Invasion

Church Committee: Book III – Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans
Church Committee: Book II – Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans
Inside the ‘Stalkerware’ Surveillance Market, Where Ordinary People Tap Each Other’s Phones
Facebook’s Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram

Ads Discrimination

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
Orbitz Shows Higher Prices to Mac Users
Do travel deals change based on your browsing history?

Government Surveillance

Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process
NSA slide shows surveillance of undersea cables
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program
U.S., British intelligence mining nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

The U.S. goverment is accessing top Internet companies’ servers to track foreign targets. Reporter Barton Gellman talks about the source who revealed this top-secret information and how he believes his whistleblowing was worth whatever consequences are ahead.

Why Privacy Matters

Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have Nothing to Hide
10 Reasons Why Privacy Matters
Plenty to Hide
Q&A with Daniel Solove on How Bad Security Arguments Are Undermining Our Privacy Rights
3 Reasons Why Privacy Matters to Your Business, Your Brand and Your Future
Why You Should Care About and Defend Your Privacy
The Eternal Value of Privacy

Legal Standing of Privacy

Carpenter v. United States
Summary: The Supreme Court Rules in Carpenter v. United States
Fourth Amendment Reasonableness After Carpenter v. United States
What if Responsible Encryption Back-Doors Were Possible?
A Roadmap for Exceptional Access Research
Protecting the Republic: Securing Communications is More Important than Ever
The Fourth Amendment Third-Party Doctrine
Resisting Law Enforcement’s Siren Song: A Call for Cryptographers to Improve Trust and Security
Supreme Court To Hear Most Important Fourth Amendment Case In A Generation
Apple’s Going Dark Doublespeak
You Don’t Own Your Data

Biden Doesn't Have Americans Best Interest At Heart