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[–] TheFutureIsBright 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The right to privacy is not incompatible with the Internet, there is no need to be as pessimistic as DeadFrancisco suggests. People can and do use the Internet securely and privately. But they need to inform themselves about the risks and the steps necessary to protect their privacy and that of others.

You too can inform yourself about privacy and understand the many ways in which the Internet makes it easy to sacrifice your privacy.

Read up on the state of privacy laws in your country. Take active measures to privately use the net when you need to.

Get yourself a public key and familiarise yourself with the use of encryption.

Support services that make a point of preserving your privacy (i.e. activate encryption by default and do not store unnecessary logs about your online behaviour). Avoid services whose model is built around extracting as much information as possible about you.