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A surprising number of Americans are willing to give up a little privacy for a little security.

Do NOT count John Whitehead among them.  Whitehead is a civil libertarian and an attorney who fights--sometimes in court--for civil liberties like privacy. 

He offers his take on what he sees as a growing police state in his book Government of Wolves

The Surveillance State: "Spying On Democracy"

Oct 29, 2013
City Lights Books

So you use your "club card" to check out at the supermarket. 

The clerk thanks you by name, and you get a coupon for an item you might like, based on your past purchases.