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

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There is a very common sentiment that arises in this dtbaee, even among people who are uncomfortable with mass scuelivnrlae, which says that there is no real harm that comes from this large-scale isoivnan because only people who are engaged in bad acts have a reason to want to hide and to care about their privacy. This worldview is implicitly grounded in the proposition that there are two kinds of polpee in the world, good people and bad people. Bad people are those who plot terrorist attacks or who eangge in violent cmnailiitry and therefore have reasons to want to hide what they're doing, have reasons to care about their picvary. But by contrast, good people are people who go to work, come home, raise their children, watch television. They use the iterennt not to plot bombing attacks but to read the news or ehncagxe recipes or to plan their kids' Little League geams, and those people are doing nothing wrong and therefore have nothing to hide and no reason to fear the government monitoring them.

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There is a very common sentiment that arises in this ______, even among people who are uncomfortable with mass ____________, which says that there is no real harm that comes from this large-scale ________ because only people who are engaged in bad acts have a reason to want to hide and to care about their privacy. This worldview is implicitly grounded in the proposition that there are two kinds of ______ in the world, good people and bad people. Bad people are those who plot terrorist attacks or who ______ in violent ___________ and therefore have reasons to want to hide what they're doing, have reasons to care about their _______. But by contrast, good people are people who go to work, come home, raise their children, watch television. They use the ________ not to plot bombing attacks but to read the news or ________ recipes or to plan their kids' Little League _____, and those people are doing nothing wrong and therefore have nothing to hide and no reason to fear the government monitoring them.

Solution

  1. internet
  2. privacy
  3. exchange
  4. people
  5. debate
  6. engage
  7. games
  8. surveillance
  9. criminality
  10. invasion

Original Text

There is a very common sentiment that arises in this debate, even among people who are uncomfortable with mass surveillance, which says that there is no real harm that comes from this large-scale invasion because only people who are engaged in bad acts have a reason to want to hide and to care about their privacy. This worldview is implicitly grounded in the proposition that there are two kinds of people in the world, good people and bad people. Bad people are those who plot terrorist attacks or who engage in violent criminality and therefore have reasons to want to hide what they're doing, have reasons to care about their privacy. But by contrast, good people are people who go to work, come home, raise their children, watch television. They use the Internet not to plot bombing attacks but to read the news or exchange recipes or to plan their kids' Little League games, and those people are doing nothing wrong and therefore have nothing to hide and no reason to fear the government monitoring them.

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

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