June 10, 2013

Americans’ expectations of privacy have diminished remarkably since Sept. 10, 2001 — and only partly because of what happened the next day.

Laws were passed to take up the fight against shadowy terrorists by giving authorities access to information that previously was off limits. At the same time, technologies intended to make Americans’ everyday lives easier have also made it easier for corporations — and the government — to track their movements and habits.

Here are seven ways in which our world has become a less private place:

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