I am a staunch 1st and 4th Amendment advocate and believe that a citizen has a right to privacy. But the operant word here is “citizen”. With citizenship comes a few rights and privileges, not the least of which is participation in the community. “Such rights and privileges include the right to vote, work and live in the country and the right to return to the country, besides other rights. A citizen may also be subject to certain duties, such as a duty to serve in the army.” (Wikipedia)
As long as financial assets, personal property and, yes, life and limb are explicit targets for cyber criminals and terrorists, we will continue to have a reality gap between public policy and security practice in the United States and in other countries of the world. Both of these community policies and practices require the active participation of all of us, not a passive laissez-faire attitude.
I’m not a fan of Edward Snowden, only because his methods suck. (IMHO) But hindsight is always 20-20.
Thanks to | Threat Level | Wired.com