Everybody wants a measure of privacy. As some experts on the topic have pointed out, even those who declare they have "nothing to hide" generally have curtains on the windows of their homes and don't invite everybody over to have a look at their credit card statements.
Even nation-states are taking the Luddite approach in some cases. Just recently, it was reported that the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service is using typewriters again, to avoid generating digital copies of highly sensitive documents.
But experts say there are ways both individuals and businesses can remain in the wired world and at least make it difficult for anyone, including the government, to monitor their activities. Those who are really serious about it will have to take some time-consuming and in some cases complicated steps to do so. The following list includes some of the more common recommendations.