The Washington Post reports that what you read and the internet news sites that attract your attention create a bounty of profile material ripe for spying abuse which could be easily thwarted. ACLU principal technologist and a senior policy analyst Christopher Soghoian maintains that media outlets could protect their readers’ privacy by simply activating SSL encryption.

"This is as basic as it gets in privacy," Soghoian argues. "I think many of us would think the government has no business knowing which books you are checking out from the library, and this is the same thing -- they have no business knowing which articles you are reading online."

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