First off, a conservative
government is not the threat to privacy you think it is. Here and now
(the US, September
, 2000 C.E.
), it seems that the so-called liberals
are more of a threat to privacy
. Look at Janet Reno
, appointed by Bill Clinton
, and probably the biggest threat to net.privacy in the world. I've ranted on this once alread, read "Does anyone care about freedom anymore
" if you want to hear all of it.
Secondly, the only way this loss of individual privacy
can be anything less than a disaster is if governments and corporations are subject to the same scrutiny as individuals.