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DID YOU KNOW?
•Supermarkets track what you purchase and sell the information to direct-mail marketing firms.
•Your employer is allowed to read your E-Mail, and if you use your company's health insurance to purchase drugs, your employer has access to that information.
•Government computers scan your E-Mail for subversive language.
•Your mobile phone calls can be intercepted, and your access numbers can be cribbed by eavesdroppers with police scanners.
•You register your whereabouts every time you use an ATM or credit card
•You are often being watched when you visit web sites. Servers know what you're looking at, what you download, and how long you stay on a page.
•A political candidate found his career destroyed by a newspaper that published a list of all the videos he had ever rented.
•Most "baby monitors" can be intercepted 100 feet outside the home.
•Intelligence agencies now have "micro-bots" - tiny, remote control, electronic "bugs" that literally can fly into your home and look around without your noticing.
•Anyone with £80 can tap your phone.
•A new technology called TEMPEST can intercept what you are typing on your keypad (from 100 feet away through a cement wall.)
•The National Security Agency has a submarine that can intercept and decipher digital communications from the RF emissions of underwater phone cables.
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