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  •  There is a form of "none of our business" (1+ / 0-)
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    just another vet

    which is part of privacy.  As in, we all know you scratched your butt, but that was none of our business, and we'll act like we didn't know.

    This form is perhaps the most socially valuable in fighting against rampant surveillance-state authoritarians.  One of the real dangers of the surveillance state is that the surveillance will be used for blackmail.

    If whatever is revealed is considered by most people to be "none of our business", the blackmail fails.

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