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Online privacy may get pricey

  • A person could be willing to shell out some cash in order to protect himself online. Julia Angwin is one such person who revealed that she spent $2,220 in the past year on several tools such as data encryption so she would save her personal information online. 

    "In our data-saturated economy," Angwin said. "privacy is becoming a luxury."

    She mentioned that this fact raises some issues such as it being too expensive for those who can't afford to shell out so much money. "Shouldn't the government make sure these products actually work" for those who actually pay?

    Angwin noted that the government should start enforcing baseline standards for the safety for our data just like it does for "the safety of all food and has strict production and labeling requirements for organic food."

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