You do have something to hide, you just don’t know it

Over on Wired, Moxie Marlinspike addresses the cliched question of  ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ when discussing security issues. It might be focused on America, but the principles still stand, and the view is especially relevant in the current climate.

If the federal government had access to every email you’ve ever written and every phone call you’ve ever made, it’s almost certain that they could find something you’ve done which violates a provision in the 27,000 pages of federal statues or 10,000 administrative regulations. You probably do have something to hide, you just don’t know it yet.