Privacy is becoming a luxury good, says Julia Angwin in the New York Times. She spent more than US$2,200 trying to protect her privacy last year.

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The money went to secure Internet connections, a shield for her laptop screen, data encryption and other technology.

She argues that access to inexpensive technology and free web content are being subsidized by the sale of personal data. As more people learn how their data is being used by companies and government, they are looking to purchase solutions that keep prying eyes out of their online dealings—and it isn’t cheap.

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