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Expect to Be Watched – YMB Podcast E124

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This is episode 124 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that the FBI could obtain a warrant to access and monitor any device running Tor or other anonymity software. At first, this sounds awful. People certainly don't want to be watched without cause, especially if they might not even know that they're under investigation.

But today, we'll challenge this reaction. Sure, it sucks that they can watch us all the time and for almost any reason, but shouldn't we expect this? We know that the government can and will observe our actions when we do things they don't like, so shouldn't we constantly maximize our use of encryption and anonymity? Shouldn't we protect our privacy whether the government can legally give itself permission (obtain a warrant) to hack into our computers or not?

Tune in for the exciting debate! Your hosts are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and John Stuart. Enjoy!

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