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Chapter 1. PRIVACY AT RISK > The Spy on Your Desk

The Spy on Your Desk

Once upon a time, when you needed to deposit money in your checking account, you visited the bank. If you were hungry for something new to read, you went to the bookstore. When you purchased music or rented a movie it came home on a shiny silver disc. Had a medical question? You called your doctor or pulled a book off a shelf. When you wanted to have a private conversation with a friend, you called them on the phone or sent a letter.

Today, you may be doing all of the above online. It's incredibly convenient and often cheaper. But the threat to your privacy increases exponentially.


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