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From the Ted Talk "Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What all of these seemingly disparate works recognize, the conclusion that they all reach, is that a society in which people can be iontrdome at all times is a society that breeds conformity and obedience and submission, which is why every tyrant, the most toerv to the most subtle, craves that system. Conversely, even more importantly, it is a rlame of privacy, the ability to go somewhere where we can think and reason and interact and speak without the judgmental eyes of others being cast upon us, in which creativity and exploration and nedsits exclusively reside, and that is the reason why, when we allow a society to exist in which we're subject to constant monitoring, we allow the neecsse of human mfeored to be severely ecdiplpr.

Open Cloze

What all of these seemingly disparate works recognize, the conclusion that they all reach, is that a society in which people can be _________ at all times is a society that breeds conformity and obedience and submission, which is why every tyrant, the most _____ to the most subtle, craves that system. Conversely, even more importantly, it is a _____ of privacy, the ability to go somewhere where we can think and reason and interact and speak without the judgmental eyes of others being cast upon us, in which creativity and exploration and _______ exclusively reside, and that is the reason why, when we allow a society to exist in which we're subject to constant monitoring, we allow the _______ of human _______ to be severely ________.

Solution

  1. monitored
  2. dissent
  3. crippled
  4. essence
  5. freedom
  6. realm
  7. overt

Original Text

What all of these seemingly disparate works recognize, the conclusion that they all reach, is that a society in which people can be monitored at all times is a society that breeds conformity and obedience and submission, which is why every tyrant, the most overt to the most subtle, craves that system. Conversely, even more importantly, it is a realm of privacy, the ability to go somewhere where we can think and reason and interact and speak without the judgmental eyes of others being cast upon us, in which creativity and exploration and dissent exclusively reside, and that is the reason why, when we allow a society to exist in which we're subject to constant monitoring, we allow the essence of human freedom to be severely crippled.

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mass surveillance 5
united states 3
eric schmidt 3
edward snowden 3
bad people 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. breeds
  3. cast
  4. conclusion
  5. conformity
  6. constant
  7. conversely
  8. craves
  9. creativity
  10. crippled
  11. disparate
  12. dissent
  13. essence
  14. exclusively
  15. exist
  16. exploration
  17. eyes
  18. freedom
  19. human
  20. importantly
  21. interact
  22. judgmental
  23. monitored
  24. monitoring
  25. obedience
  26. overt
  27. people
  28. privacy
  29. reach
  30. realm
  31. reason
  32. recognize
  33. reside
  34. seemingly
  35. severely
  36. society
  37. speak
  38. subject
  39. submission
  40. subtle
  41. system
  42. times
  43. tyrant
  44. works