I cannot understand how anyone in their right mind would want ‘Big Brother’ in the sky watching and scrutinizing their every move. I know, I know, there will be the purely ignorant who will counter with “Well, if you’re not doing anything illegal you shouldn’t worry about it”. Ignorant response, yes, but some people actually believe that. When you say, “I have nothing to hide”, what you are saying is that you do not care about the right to privacy.
“Too many wrongly characterize the debate as ‘security versus privacy.’ The real choice is liberty versus control.” — Bruce Schneier, computer security expert and cryptographer.
“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” — Edward Snowden
Bottom line: we cannot allow this to happen. Once we do, there is no going back. The State will then have complete control over all the subjects on earth and if a rogue government takes over (as it has in many places throughout history), Orwell’s ‘1984’ is truly here. Gates seems to want this — another privileged oligarch who wants to control everyone else.
If you can only remember one thing, remember this: You May Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ But You Still Have Something to Fear . . .